Concrete Rose: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)Angie Thomas (author)
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Set seventeen years before the events of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning The Hate U Give, Concrete Rose focuses on Starr’s father and his attempts to do the right thing as a young dad.
Exclusive edition - sprayed edges and extra content which includes the essay Real-life Roses, a Q&A with Angie Thomas, and Mav's Concrete Rose Playlist.
A standard edition is available here.
From international phenomenon Angie Thomas comes a hard-hitting return to Garden Heights with the story of Maverick Carter, Starr's father, set seventeen years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give.
With his King Lord dad in prison and his mom working two jobs, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter helps the only way he knows how: slinging drugs. Life's not perfect, but he's got everything under control. Until he finds out he's a father...
Suddenly it's not so easy to deal drugs and finish school with a baby dependent on him for everything. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. But when King Lord blood runs through your veins, you don't get to just walk away.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A blistering, unputdownable look at black boyhood in the US, and what it means to be a man. It can be read as a standalone, but knowledge of The Hate U Give will make for a richer reading experience.' - The Bookseller
'Thomas proves Game of Thrones-esque in her worldbuilding ability, deepening her landscape without sacrificing intimacy or heart. Garden Heights doesn't contain dragons or sorcerers, but it's nevertheless a kingdom under siege, and the contemporary pressures its royalty faces are graver for the realness that no magic spell can alleviate ... A resounding success...' - Kirkus, starred review
Praise for The Hate U Give:
'The Hate U Give says more about the contemporary Black experience in America than any book I have read for years.' - The Guardian
'A startling, important book.' - The Times
'Passionate and uncompromising.' - The Observer
'Thomas has given a voice to her generation.- Stylist
'One of the most important books.' - Nikesh Shukla
'Stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching.' - John Green
'Utterly compelling.' - Sunday Times
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