On the Come Up

On the Come Up

by Angie Thomas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062498571
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 12,133
Lexile: HL550L (what's this?)
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at www.angiethomas.com.

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On the Come Up 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Another fantastic, REAL story. Immediately captivating. I loved every emotional moment while reading.
BookShelfChronicles less than 1 minute ago
{Review}- On the Come Up by Angie Thomas Hello Book Tribe, I honestly don’t know where to start with this book. There’s so much to say about On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. This is Angie Thomas’ second book and I must say she outdid herself with it. The book has three parts; Old School, Golden Age, and New School. On the Come Up is very appealing to the young audience giving hope and encouragement to the sound cloud rappers. A few references were made to her first book and I thought it was clever to tie the two books in to one another. Mix these details with the fact that her mother is the typical African American mother, her friends are more like siblings, she feels invisible until she displays her talent, and a chuckle or two is easily given because it was so relatable for me. “The Come Up” was explained in the book eventually, “We aint letting it stop the come up. That’s what we call our goal, the come up. It’s when we finally make it with this rap stuff.” (On the Come Up, pg. 84). Overall I loved the book and I eventually hit the point where I couldn’t put it down, the pages just turned and turned. If you’re looking for an interesting, enticing pick, The Come Up it is! Welcome to my bookshelf, it’s well deserving. “Admitting that you’re weak is one of the strongest things you can do.” -Angie Thomas, The Come Up (pg.362) Overall Review: 10 out of 5 Question of the week: What do you consider to be your “come up” in life? Until next time book tribe! And remember, you’re bound to find more. -Sandra Pamilton The Book Shelf Chronicles To keep up with my book review posts, please check out my website and subscribe to the newsletter. www.theebookshelfchronicles.com Also, follow me on my social media accounts: Twitter- @shelfchronicles FB- The Book Shelf Chronicles Instagram- @shelfchronicles1
Anonymous 6 days ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK
Anonymous 12 days ago
Take_Me_AwayPH 23 days ago
If you were expecting Angie Thomas to have "sophomore syndrome," you are sadly mistaken. On the Come Up is another hit! Bri's story wasn't an easy one to read, but definitely one I could relate to. This book shows the dedication, commitment, and just everything that both Bri and Angie embody. Bri and her family are going through so much. Bills are piling up, there's hardly any food, and it seems like its one thing after another. Since her father was killed before he made it, Bri is determined to become the next rap legend that her father never could. And with all the money problems her family is facing, it doesn't look like she has much of a choice. Just like with Thomas' first novel, the thing I loved most about this book was the family and friend relationships. They felt so real and so special. It was so weird that I related to them so much. It was such a real life look at Black families and the realness that they go through but how strong they have to remain to ensure their family stayed afloat. Thank you Angie Thomas for sharing this story with us. The ONLY issue I had was the plot. It kind of slowed a bit in the middle, but it picks right back up. To be honest, I don't think it's ever really an issue about the plot, it's just that she seems to be setting the tone for Bri's family and how desperate she was to find a way to help. Like she made a bit of the story about other things to make sure the reader knew that times were really dire. As for what the book is about, its definitely something that is relevant and moving and SO. REAL. I can't wait for all teens and adults alike to read this and get to see what its like to be on the other side of a situation like Bri's. The racial profiling is unfortunately common and I hope that everyone can see how these things affect teens and how they can help them fight these injustices. And last but not least, the hip hop part of this story. Which is undoubtedly the best part. I LOVED reading some of Angie's raps. I was so glad we got to see some of her raps in the book. And seeing the clips of it being performed on Instagram live was such a treat! I loved everything about this ode to hip-hop and I really hope the greats that are still alive to cherish it pick it up! (And I mean those with a record deal and those that battle rap....) Overall, I LOVED Bri and her story and it took A LOT for me to keep tearing myself away from her story. I hope this emotional story gets even more love than her first book, because it deserves all that and then some. And let's be honest, anything that is an ode to hip hop should own your heart without even having read a line....
Anonymous 25 days ago
Brilliant writing, just like the hate u give. I loved the character development, emotion, and bit a romance. I didn't doubt this book for a minute and neither should you!! If you like books like the hate u give, where society issues are confronted I highly recommend this one.