Today’s review is for On The Come Up by Angie Thomas. You can also find this review on Goodreads.
CW/TW: Gang violence, racial profiling, death, drugs
Angie Thomas has done it again! This book was amazing, and I love that it was set in Garden Heights, it felt familiar but the story is so different. I loved the characters, especially Bri. I felt that Bri was complex. There was a quote that really resonated with me and that is “I’m more of a “Yes, people exist, but that doesn’t mean I need to talk to them” person” (pg. 104). I relate to this quote so much, there are times where I just don’t feel like talking to people but I’m fully aware of their existence. I knew I would love this book just as much as The Hate U Give. There are things that can be learned from On the Come Up. This is a book that definitely needs to be read.
I have yet to read either of Angie Thomas’s books but they are on my TBR.
I would put them at the top and read them sooner rather than later. They’re very important books and need to be read.