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On the Come Up

On the Come Up

The highly anticipated second novel from one of the literary voices of a generation. Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning author New York Times #1 bestselling authorThe award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406372168
Barcode 9781406372168
Published 5 February 2019 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Cover design or artwork by Marrs, Tim
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ISBN-13 9781406372168
ISBN-10 1406372161
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 5 February 2019
International Publication Date 7 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Cover design or artwork by Marrs, Tim
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 309g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 897808

Description of this Book

Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning author New York Times #1 bestselling author The highly anticipated second novel from Angie Thomas returns to the world of Garden Heights for a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech - and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you. Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Impeccably plotted, with a multiple storylines woven to a pulse-pounding conclusion, this is an astoundingly affecting novel that shines a light on the struggles of young black women, and celebrates freedom of speech and making noise about who you are, as seen through unforgettable Bri, a 100% authentic character whom readers will root for, cry for, yell out loud for, and grin for joy with. * LoveReading4Kids * On The Come Up is that book; a must-read of the year. YA fiction at its very best, it speaks with a genuine voice. This book is real. * Fallen Star Stories *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Angie Thomas is the author of the hugely critically acclaimed and bestselling The Hate U Give. She was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she is the recipient of a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. This is her second novel. You can find her on Twitter: @acthomasbooks or visit her website, angiethomas.com.

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