On the Come Up

On the Come Up Review

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.

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  • 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...

  • ????? ?

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Warda

    I cannot WAIT for this. Cover love. Blurb obsessed!! Angie Thomas is so deserving of the success she's been getting for THUG! Gimme! 😍...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

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

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    I’m going to be bold about this and say that I loved this more than THUG. Angie Thomas had a hard act to follow, but this was spot on in every possible way. ...

  • Hamad

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription“There’s only so much you can take being described as somebody you’re not.” 🌟 If Angie Thomas taught me someth...

  • 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 ...