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On the Come Up

On the Come Up
 

This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1New York Timesbestselling, award-winningThe Hate U Give.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 h... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062498571
Published 5 February 2019 by HarperCollins
Availabilty Not yet available in AU
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
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ISBN-13 9780062498571
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Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint Balzer + Bray
Publication Date 5 February 2019
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Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
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Number of Pages 464
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This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1New York Timesbestselling, award-winningThe Hate U Give.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 Upis an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn't always free.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ★ "This follow-up to Thomas' landmark The Hate U Give, set in the same fictional city after the events of that book, demonstrates again Thomas' gift for crackling dialogue, complex characterization, and impactful emotion. Readers already lining up for this title won't be disappointed."

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Author's Bio

Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1New York Timesbestselling, award-winning novelThe 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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