Book Review: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

book review

Hi Readers

Published: February 2019 by Balzer and Bray
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 452 Pages
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Set in the same neighbourhood as Angie’s debut The Hate U Give. In her second release we follow Bri, who wants to become a world famous rapper. Her mother wants her to stay focused on school. But when bills pile up and homelessness becomes a growing fear, she starts seeing it as a way that could save her family from the money struggles they’ve always faced. 

I hate to admit this, but I wasn’t a huge fan of her debut ‘The Hate U Give’ (although I may have to give that a second try now). This, however, I loved. So. Much. The characters especially. Each one was so well written and had so much depth, I loved each little side story just as much as the main plot.

I loved the family dynamic between Bri and her mum and the amount of diverse topics that this one book tackled.

A great YA contemporary. Probably my favourite so far this year. 


Thanks for reading, 

Jess X