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On the Come Up

On the Come Up

von Angie Thomas

Taschenbuch
464 Seiten; 210 mm x 140 mm; ab 14 Jahre
Sprache English
2019 HarperCollins US; Balzer + Bray
ISBN 978-0-06-284437-8
KNV-Titelnr.: 66537866

Besprechung

★ "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." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

Kurztext / Annotation

The highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning THE HATE U GIVE, is about a teen girl whose dreams of a career in rap music turn into a desperate necessity when her family home burns down. This is "Empire" for teens.

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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 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.

Biografische Anmerkung zu den Verfassern

Thomas, Angie

Angie Thomas is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Mississippi. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com.