On the Come Up

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 just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.

Title:On the Come Up
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062498564

    On the Come Up Reviews

  • ????? ?

    It’s Angie Thomas’ world and she’s just allowing us to live in it.You know when you finish reading a book and there's a moment that feels so remarkable it carves out a space in time and whirls t...

  • Emily May

    Aunt Pooh said I only get one chance to let everybody and their momma know who I am. So I take it. How do you follow a book like The Hate U Give? Reading THUG, I got the impression that I was experie...

  • 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 F...

  • Warda

    [4.5🌟]This book was pretty fuckin phenomenal. I wasn't sure how THUG could be topped, but Angie Thomas did that!I fell in love with this story, with Brianna, her friends and family and her love for...

  • Lola

    Oh my, oh my, oh my. This was INTENSE. I have no doubt a movie will be produced. Otherwise, BIG MISTAKE because this is something the world needs and I just really want to see a teen movie with a rap ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    While I didn't enjoy the plot of this one quite as much as I enjoyed the plot of the Hate U Give, this book was still soOoOoOoOo GOOD. Angie Thomas' writing perfectly fits the YA genre and we are trul...

  • Melanie

    This was everything. I loved it completely. RTC! <3 Kael's ReviewBlog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | TwitchBuddy Read with Krystal! ❤...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Going to keep this review short because everyone and their rap-loving aunt is going to read and review this book. And, cutting right to the chase, because everyone wants to know how On the Come Up mea...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    I ACTUALLY CANNOT DEAL WITH HOW GOOD THIS WAS. ...

  • Lilith Black

    DISCLAIMERI get that some people might not see some of my words with good eyes, but these are the things that this book made me think about. So please, respect my opinion. It's against no one, but if ...