On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

On the Come Up

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer jus...

Details On the Come Up

TitleOn the Come Up
Release DateFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews On the Come Up

  • شيماء ✨
    You know when you finish reading a book and there's that moment that feels so remarkable it carves out a space in time and whirls there while the world rushes on around it? In that gap where your real storyline seems very abstract and you're left with such a warm and happy feeling that you're glowing just by being around the book's energy? That's me right now.I'm overwhelmed by the zing of feeling in my heart and I think reading Angie Thomas' boo...
  • Kai
    "You'll never silence me and you'll never kill my dream,Just recognize when you say brilliant that you're also saying Bri."First of all, HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY and second of all THIS BOOK IS GONNA BE A FILM YOU GUYS. What a birthday present, am I right?Spoiler free!This is the 2019 release I was most scared to read. THUG was such a major, ground-breaking, and emotional book for me that the stakes for Angie’s second books were mile-high. Now I can ...
  • Hamad
    Hmmm, I don't know what to say about this one!RTC
  • Kate Olson
    Angie Thomas didn't just live up to the expectations I had after reading and loving The Hate U Give, she went to an entirely new level with On The Come Up. As a school librarian and reviewer of a great deal of young adult literature, I can tend to feel a bit of ”been there, read that" with many stories. This isn't a knock on YA, it's simply a result of being an adult reading a lot of YA. However, with On the Come Up, Angie Thomas brings a fresh...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    After the phenomenal success of The Hate U Give, it would be easy to sit back and compare the two novels. However, On the Come Up is a utterly brilliant book in its own right and very much stands on its own two feet. It was superb.I adore the way Angie Thomas’ writing pulls you in from the get go. Her ability to write complexly, whilst at the same time, making reading the raw and heart pounding stories she creates easy, is awe inspiring. The ch...
  • Brittany
    4 Stars!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 “There's only so much you can take being described as somebody you're not.” Whew- I started reading this and literally after only a few pages- I knew this would be another movie. It just had that "it" factor, and a dialogue that you can not help but get lost in because its so raw and REAL. Angie Thomas has once again proven that she knows what she is talking about, and has lived the life of her characters. The emot...
  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    There is not a single page in this that I didn’t love.RTC.(also I half listened to this on audio and wow the audiobook is so so good)
  • Alfredo (Fred)
    "They can’t stop you, so get your come up."Esse livro foi incrível. Assim como O Ódio que Você Semeia, temos aqui uma história sobre usar sua voz e levantar a bandeira daquilo que você defende. É mais uma história profunda, complexa e cheia de camadas a serem destrinchadas. Só Angie Thomas poderia fazer algo assim.O livro não tem tantas músicas quanto eu imaginei que teria, mas todas elas são de arrepiar e tirar o fôlego. É imposs...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "I lost my cool so bad that I’ve lost more than I realize. I’m lost. I’m so lost that I’m exhausted from trying to find my way."The Hate U Give is one of my all time favorite books and I couldn’t recommend it enough. When she announced that a second book was on the way, I was stoked and couldn’t wait for Bri’s story. It pains me to say this but this was hyped too much and this didn’t hit me the way THUG did. I remember being emoti...
  • Jennifer
    Yes!!! Loved it! RTC
  • Courtney
    In the words of Bri Jackson: “Ho.Ly. Shit.” This book is so freaking good. The voice is a masterclass. I want kids everywhere to read it. Every. Where. Bri’s life is far from perfect. She has been traumatized in her childhood and gets traumatized at school. But the love and joy she has in her life despite us challenges is breathtaking. Talk about resiliency. She’s also a brilliant rapper, and her lyrics were some of my favorite passages. ...