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On the Come Up
On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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jenniferlgadd
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I might or might not have used my HPB birthday coupon for more classroom library books. Some specific #OwnVoices selections, and of course I raided that clearance shelf!

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Rachel_nyc
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I haven‘t been around much due to life, etc. and just realized how behind I am on reviews! This book was fantastic and a great follow-up to THUG. Excited to hear more about her next book that I believe is coming out later this year?

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dxmy
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Currently reading this one. I was obsessed over her first book and have had this one on my shelves since it came out, but I only now felt like picking it up. So far, I love that it takes place in the same area as THUG, with all the familiar things coming back. Let's see where this is going to go!

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Oryx
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Thank you so much for the gift Libby @libby1 - so lovely of you! I haven't read this one, but I've read THUG and I thought it was excellent, so looking forward to reading this one.
Hope you're surviving the NI summer. My mum said she's getting webbed feet...(she has a way with words). It's not much better here. Hope the sun comes out soon.

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tayloridoni
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This book is just as good as Thomas‘s first. The character development was great and interesting. I wish it ended on less of a cliff hanger but I love the moral she ends with. A story of identity and racism, this book is a must read!

saguarosally I‘m listening to it and welcome to Litsy! 5d
RaimeyGallant I loved it too! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4d
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4d
Cconnolly Welcome to Litsy! This is on my TBR shelf, hope to get to it soon. 2d
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I was dragging my feet about picking this up because The Hate U Give was so good, and who knocks it out of the park twice in a row? Angie Thomas does, that‘s who. Her characters—Bri and her family and friends—are real people to me. I‘m so glad to know them. Bri, you keep on speaking up for yourself! Outstanding #audiobook performance by Bahni Turpin.

HardcoverHearts Great to know! I have this but now will bump it up the list. 1w
BookishTrish It was soooooo good. 1w
TheNextBook Yeah this was definitely as good as The Hate U Give. Love both books even though they are totally different 1w
Lindy @HardcoverHearts 👍Yep, worth the hype. 1w
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Lindy
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“Brianna, why don‘t you go have a seat?” she tells me, which is mom-at-church speak for: “Girl, you better go somewhere before I whup your behind.”

(Internet photo)

Cathythoughts ♥️😁 1w
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msmckinney
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I wish I could have also included the picture of books that people have already donated to our classroom library!!! If you would like to add to our library, take a look at my Amazon wishlist! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/PFED4LZXA9ND?ref_=wl_share

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I have to say what they want me to say. Be what they want me to be. The worst part? I do it.

Nooooo!!!!!

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LauraRenae
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The language was a bit “young adult” at times so I‘d love to Angie Thomas write a full adult book given her amazing lenses. Really coming to love her for a good story with social commentary. #ATY2019

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stacybmartin
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Angie Thomas is an amazing writer - her second book was just as good as her first. The audio is very well done! I‘m hoping they make this one into a movie as well.

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stacybmartin
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Today‘s #labsoundtrack - my hold finally came in. I‘m loving it so far!

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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I read this book in one day, and I honestly wasn't even sure I was going to like it before I started it. Besides being a super easy read, it approached some important topics without ever getting too deep or serious. I absolutely loved the main character of Bri. The story is told from her point of view. Even though I have never personally experienced most of what she goes through, I found her to be extremely relatable.

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suzisteffen
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This book needed a soundtrack! They say that as a writer the best thing you can do is have your character keep making bad decisions, and I will say that protagonist Brianna makes a lot of hasty, bad decisions out of anger. However, she‘s got the right to be angry, and she‘s got reasons to be angry - including the repercussions from the protest-turned-riot in The Hate U Give. Somewhere between 4 & 4.5 ⭐️.

marleed I appreciated the audiobook of this story knowing the wrap I was hearing was ringing differently than if I‘d read. 4w
suzisteffen @marleed O M G why did I not think ... 😳😮😂🎧 4w
marleed Sometimes an audiobook is kind of perfect. I purchased Becoming Michelle but waited to read until my Overdrive audio book arrived. I just wanted to read alongside her voice. 4w
suzisteffen @marleed Yeah, you are so right! I need to do that with Becoming. 4w
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suzisteffen
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“Damn, Bri. He talked to you like a human being, now all of a sudden you‘re thirsty for him? What kind of heterosexual bullshit is that?”
L M A O
Good on ya, Angie Thomas. 😂🏳️‍🌈

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Considering I just stayed up all night and read this book cover to cover, it's for sure going to be 5 stars from me! I hope Angie Thomas keeps writing. The world needs to read what she's got!

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Finally started this book! Love it so far.

Theaelizabet @suzisteffen You read so much; I can‘t keep up with you...and that‘s saying something! 4w
suzisteffen @Theaelizabet motivated by due dates this month!! 4w
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Powerful and extremely thought provoking, while being warm, entertaining, and very family focused. This is an excellent example of the difference and power that a YA novel can make today.

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Absolutely devoured this new one by Angie Thomas!

It's set on the same neighborhood as THUG (The Hate U Give) but this character and Star are very different. On the Come Up focuses on Bri, an aspiring rapper with amazing talent, who is balancing her dreams with staying true to herself. This book has so much heart! 💗💗💗

#Booked2019 #Musician

Cinfhen Oooooops, almost missed this post. Great job 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Rachel_nyc
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Enjoying this gorgeous view while starting the tagged book during a quick lunch break. I don‘t read much #YA but I loved The Hate U Give and so far, I think I‘ll like this as well. Has anyone read it yet?

squirrelbrain Yes, I loved both. I think I‘ve seen that a lot people prefer On the Come Up. THUG probably just shades it for me, but only because I don‘t do much YA either and THUG just blew my mind! 1mo
Rachel_nyc @squirrelbrain That‘s great to hear. THUG blew me away as well. I‘m only 3 chapters in but so far I‘m loving it. 1mo
BarbaraBB That view 😍 1mo
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Rachel_nyc @BarbaraBB I know right?? It‘s also an absolutely gorgeous day so I was so happy to have some time to enjoy it. 1mo
Nute I would be thrilled to go to work everyday if I had a lunch break view such as that.🤩 3d
Rachel_nyc @Nute I work all over the city so my view changes but this is definitely one of my favorites! 3d
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Bri is so much herself (for a fictional character). She‘s not a navel gazer, though her tendency to act first and think later gets her in trouble. I like her character arc. Plus the wordplay is fun.
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(Finally posted, @Chelleo! This isn‘t even my copy. Someone left it on the table in my office this morning. I figured I‘d snatch the pic and post before I forget altogether.)

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Sara_Planz
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Finally time to get lost again in Angie Thomas.

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nikki.82
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Finally was able to get my hands on this from the library!

#currentlyreading #supportlibraries

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Chelleo
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I had time between meetings today so I stopped by the campus bookstore and snagged these two titles. #bookhaul #pocauthors #readdiversebooks #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks #yalit #blitsy #blacklitsy

HOTPock3tt On the come up was AMAZING!! My fave read of 2019! ♥️😃 1mo
Chelleo @HOTPock3tt yasssss! I‘m looking forward to it. Will likely bump up to the top of my TBR list. 1mo
Lovesbooks87 Both were so good. Powerful reads! 1mo
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TheWordJar I have On the Come Up waiting for me on my bookshelves, and I‘m on the hold list for Dear Martin. I‘ve heard such good things about them! 1mo
Karkar I just finished Dear Martin....so good!!! 1mo
tjwill Both great choices! 1mo
rachelm Awesome choices! Loooved On the Come Up. Can‘t wait for the movie! 1mo
Chelleo @Karkar Sadly, I‘ve owned the ebook for months and still haven‘t read it but I couldn‘t pass up the print deal. 1mo
MidnightBookGirl Loved On the Come Up! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Dear Martin is really good! 1mo
RebL I just finished OTCU maybe 5 minutes ago. I like it even better than THUG. 1mo
Chelleo @RebL Really?! Ok, I can‘t read both books at the same time, how am I going to choose?!?!? 😭 1mo
RebL @Chelleo Yes. I liked both, but Bri is so much more herself (for a fictional character). She‘s not a navel gazer, though her tendency to act first and think later gets her in trouble. I like her arc. Plus the wordplay is fun. 1mo
Chelleo @RebL It‘s a great review! You should post it. Thanks! 1mo
RaimeyGallant On the Come Up is so good! 1mo
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Jason7
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This novel has more of a YA feel to it than The Hate U Give. While both novels are classified as YA, I feel that On the Come Up is geared more towards teens. This isn‘t typically my genre of choice, but I figured I‘d give it a go since I did like The Hate U Give. Bahni Turpin‘s voice performance is good, as always. Overall rating: 3.77 stars.

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Another fantastic book from Angie Thomas! I loved this as much as The Hate U Give. Such an emotional read I didn't want it to end ❤
They can't stop you, so get your come up.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Loved “The Hate U Give,” and maybe loved “On the Come Up” just as much. Thankful that there are authors like Angie Thomas out there writing real/meaningful stories for young adults. She‘s INCREDIBLE. 🙌🏽 #angiethomas #onthecomeup #thehateugive #ya #yalit #youngadult #literature #fiction

RaimeyGallant Yes!!!! 1mo
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RaimeyGallant
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Sorry for going dark for a while, folks!

Didn't think it would be possible, but I love this book even more than her debut. It's set a year after the events of The Hate U Give, same fictional neighborhood, different cast of characters. Not only are the story and voice terrific, but through the protag (aspiring rapper Bri), Thomas believably recreates the thought process that goes into writing lyrics, and every time she did, I was like, wow.

Captivatedbybooks Just ordered this from #botm 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Captivatedbybooks I hope you love it as much as I do! 1mo
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MrBook Heeey! You‘re back! 🙌🏻 1mo
LeahBergen Hello! 👋🏻 1mo
RaimeyGallant @LeahBergen @mrbook @leahbergen *waves frantically, runs into group hug* Hi! I've finished editing for the moment, so way more time to be on Litsy, yea! 1mo
Trashcanman I truly like your eye for taking photos. 1mo
GatheringBooks looks great indeed! 1mo
Erofan I'm glad you're back! 🤗 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Erofan Thank you!!! 1mo
Graywacke Nice to see you posting again. Congrats on finishing your editing (for now?) 1mo
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke Thanks! lol, exactly: for now. Lots of big news coming soon. Can't wait to share! 1mo
Graywacke @RaimeyGallant sounds like it will be really awesome news. !! 1mo
HOTPock3tt This was probably my fave read of 2019 so far... (edited) 1mo
Chelseabillups30 I‘m having a hard time finding the digital audiobook version of this anywhere other than Audible and I NEED to read it soon!! 3w
RaimeyGallant @Chelseabillups30 Licensing for audiobooks is a nightmare. 3w
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In this second Angie Thomas YA, Bri wants to be a rapper but after her song goes viral for the wrong reasons she has to decide how far to take it. I liked the way she showed how white teenagers are allowed to be performative while POC are always taken at face value. Maybe not as transcendent as THUG but I still really enjoyed it.

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Mariposa_Bookworm
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Sitting at the laundromat, reading this great 2nd novel. Angie Thomas is phenomenal!

Reggie Ughhh, was the laundromat crazy on a Saturday? We used to have to fight for dryers. And there‘s always be that one person who would stick one T-shirt in 5 dryers to save them. Never have I ever wanted a bag of Cheetos so bad. Ps. I loved that book!!! 2mo
Mariposa_Bookworm @Reggie there was one guy who kept drying his lunch box over and over again. The one I go to has these HUGE washers so I could do a lot of clothes in a short time. It‘s actually relaxing. 2mo
Reggie Nice!! The one we used to go to was a battlefield. Lol 2mo
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This was my book featuring a musician for #booked2019 seasonal challenge and I LOVED IT. I think I actually liked it better than THUG. It was sad and sweet and all about family. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft I loved it too! Read it for the same prompt. 😃 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ll get to this book eventually - pretty flowers 😄 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love the columbine! Glad the book worked for you! 2mo
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xicanti
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April stats. I guess this is just how much I read without the X-Men to suck up all my time? The Readathon definitely boosted my number, as did my Squirrel Girl and Orange rereads.

I didn‘t find any new-to-me 5-star reads last month, but I did have four 4.5ers: the tagged book, ORANGE Vol 6 by Ichigo Takano, YOTSUBA&! Vol 14 by Kiyohiko Azuma, and ANY OLD DIAMONDS by KJ Charles.

readordierachel 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
silentrequiem 👏👏👏 2mo
UwannaPublishme Yowza! 🎉🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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My April reads. Not as many as I'd have thought given that I had the month off but I did other things besides read. 🤷

Tagged book was my favorite, followed by Sleepless Vol. 2, The Taking of the Stone of Destiny, and The Princess and the Fangirl.

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Emilymdxn
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I sped through this on the plane! Absolutely devoured it. Bri was a near-perfect YA heroine and I can imagine her making perfect sense and being memorable and sympathetic to teen and adult readers alike. You understand so clearly where her actions come from, and I adore her complex, touching relationship with her mother, a recovered addict slowly rebuilding trust with her daughter. That relationship was the most special aspect of the book for me.

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Not a bad month, all things considering! Tagged book and Saga Vol 9 were my two favorites.

More than halfway done #pop19 now : 26/50 complete.

#CharlotteStrong in solidarity with UNCC. We live 15 minutes away, and were actually in the area at the time of the shooting this evening, headed to dinner at a university area restaurant after one of Maya‘s extracurriculars. Hubby is on call tonight at the univ hospital. 💔😢 #lockdowngeneration

cobwebmoth *hugs* 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @cobwebmoth Thank you. 💞 I don‘t get shaken easily, and certainly not surprised, but I hate when it hits close to home. This shitty month really, really needs to end. 2mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no! I‘m sorry. 2mo
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MallenNC I'm glad you're safe. I'm in NC too, though not in Charlotte. Much too close to home. 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📖💖 2mo
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glitterkitty459
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#Aprilreads #Aprilstats #AprilWrapup 📚📚
Favorite was definitely On the Come Up!!
I surprised myself by loving Milk and Honey, I haven't really read any poetry before.
Any poetry recommendations??

TheNerdyProfessor Wow! You rock! What a good mix of books. 2mo
mdm139 I live Tyler Knott Gregson for poetry 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month! 📖💖 2mo
glitterkitty459 @mdm139 thank you! I'll check it out 😊📚 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
On the Come Up
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Convenience Store Woman 🎧
Young Jane Young 🎧
Zone One 🎧
Milk and Honey
Lucky Boy
⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Kiss Quotient 🎧
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning 🎧
Marriage of a Thousand Lies

#AprilReads

JanuarieTimewalker13 I can‘t wait to read On The Come Up! 2mo
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Another great book from Angie Thomas. I think I like this one even better than The Hate U Give. I love Bri‘s family, especially the relationship with her mom. And Thomas writes such terrific dialogue. Really great.

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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

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danimgill
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Having myself a wild and crazy Friday night on the couch... I feared a sophomore slump after The Hate U Give but I shouldn‘t have worried! Angie Thomas writes such wonderful well-developed characters and handles both big and small issues in a nuanced and accessible way. An excellent, timely YA novel about finding and using your own voice 🎤

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xicanti
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THIS BOOK. Damn.

ON THE COME UP is very much about voice. Bri‘s already got a pretty good idea of what hers is, but she‘s gotta figure out how she wants to use it, and how her words fit into the wider context of events. Thomas lets her do that across a stellar story packed with familial feelings, intense friendships, and music. So much music.

I loved it just a teensy bit more than THUG, and that‘s saying something.

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I've had this in my tbr since it was announced like 4 years ago and I'm so happy I got to read it sooner rather than later because the holds list at the library is long! I think I like it more than THUG it's in a way more relatable than the story in THUG but honestly I love both!

ilyssa.g Love this book too! Angie Thomas is such a great writer! 2mo
thebookishtype15 She is! She has such talent! 2mo
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Traci1
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The Easter Bunny brings books to my house. And lucky for me that my daughter reads books that I want to read too. 😁 Henry got Paw Patrol books. Which I will also read. A billion times at least.

Happy Easter if you celebrate it! 🐇

BooknerdsLife Happy Easter to you and your family too🙌💗🌼 how nice Easter Bunny brought you all great books too😊📚📚💗 2mo
GingerAntics Candy and books!!! That is the life!!! 2mo
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Congrats to Angie Thomas! Writing a book after THUG is no easy task. Though On the Come Up isn‘t a book that brings the HUGE controversial topics THUG did, I loved Bri and the hurdles she goes through to find herself. I enjoyed this just as much as her first book.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Can't wait to read this! 2mo
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5 ⭐
I was blown away by this. I didn't hold high expectations - I didn't really like THUG and almost returned this to the library without reading it. But it is BRILLIANT (yes, that's intended) and I devoured it. I felt I could hear all of the character's voices and I understood how they were feeling and where they were coming from.

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xicanti
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Another bare-branches-and-sky photo on another #audiowalk. I can‘t wait for the world to turn green again. #litsywalkers

BiblioLitten Me neither! 🍀☘️🌴🌱🌿🍃 2mo
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xicanti
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I keep taking photos of the sky when I #audiowalk because the ground around here hasn‘t recovered from the recent snowmelt. The grass is mostly brown and it‘s covered in sand. Sigh.

At least it hit 18 today. Decent weather; ugly ground-level visuals. #litsywalkers

MyBookSwapClub Snap!!! I love scattered cloud sky :) 2mo
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staci.reads
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No second-book slump with this gem! Angie Thomas did it again, creating characters we fall in love with, telling a story we need to hear, and using language in powerful ways. I will recommend this one as loudly as I recommended THUG. In other news...The sun is out, things are greening up, tulips are budding, and I'm patio-reading once again 🌷🐞🌞📚 I adore spring in the midwest 😍

ZeinaHesham AWWW I really want to read this beauty 😍 It's been on my TBR since forever. :( 2mo
Lmstraubie I liked this one better than THUG and I really liked THUG. 2mo
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Emily2002
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I really did enjoy this but I loved The Hate U Give even more,but I still did enjoy On The Come Up in the very beginning it was kinda slow in my opinion and towards the end I was starting to really love it! I must say that Angie Thomas writes such amazing family scenes,on how a family is there for you and she just seriously explains it very well.Trey is just like seven from thug because he sticks up for his sister Bri,I totally recommend! 📚📚