On The Come Up
  • On The Come Up
  • On The Come Up
ISBN: 0062498584
EAN13: 9780062498588
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 1, 2020
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 1.08" H x 8" L x 5.31" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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#1 New York Times bestseller - Seven starred reviews - Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

For all the struggle in this book, Thomas rarely misses a step as a writer. Thomas continues to hold up that mirror with grace and confidence. We are lucky to have her, and lucky to know a girl like Bri.--The New York Times Book Review

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill.

But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral . . . for all the wrong reasons.

Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn't just want to make it--she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary Read More chevron_right

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   On the Come Up is a must read!
This book is fantastic! I have never been so invested in a fictional character before. This highly compelling novel forces you to think about how words and actions can affect someone so drastically. Bri is a high school going through a rough patch in her life. She turns to hip-hop to share her emotions with the world. She followed her dream of being a rapper while navigating poverty. You will not want to put this book down!