On The Come Up by Angie Thomas Review

After absolutely loving The Hate U Give I needed to read something else from Angie Thomas as I loved it that much and adored the writing. So that is exactly what I did, so what did I think of it?

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.

Taken from goodreads

I didnt know a thing about what the story was going to be about till I picked it up and after 20 pages was already in love with what the story is about. I love hip hop and the whole background behind it so to get a story showing the struggle for a female to try and get into that scene was fantastic.

I think Angie Thomas does a great job in showing the world that just because a song says one thing there are millions of other reasons for what the words could actually mean and it all just depends on what the person wants the words to mean.

Once again her writing makes this book so easy to read and makes you want to get through the story as fast as possible so you can see everything that she has written.

The characters are all really interesting to read about, I do love how even though there was a main problem everyone was focusing on each of the characters had their own little side story as well. I found this to be a great addition to the overall story as it meant we got to know some of the side characters even more.

The additions of the actual raps that Bri was spitting did such a great job in the atmosphere building and I loved every second of it. If for whatever reason Angie Thomas no longer writes books I really hope she goes into being a songwriter as I would love to hear this being actually rapped.

For me this matches the same quality of THUG and in my own personal opinion I think in some areas it overtakes it. This has become my new favourite book by her and is certainly sitting top 1o overall in my list.

5/5

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