Thomas, a former rapper herself, packs so much into these 448 pages, but they fly along with the agility of one of Bris freestyles. * The Times, Childrens Book of the Week * There is no second-book syndrome here. Unflinching, honest and brimming with humanity, Thomas writes with confidence and conviction about kids seldom seen in literature Bris frustrated, angry lyrics are pure magic. * The Observer * The phrase voice of a generation is surely one of the most overused in popular culture. Angie Thomas, however, is one of the rare authors for whom it rings true Her second, On the Come Up, proves that success was no fluke. * i newspaper * Best for: Making you laugh, cry and cheer out loud. . . an acute dissection of the way black girls are objectified and stereotyped by todays society. * i newspaper * When THUG came out, Thomas was branded the voice of a generation; On the Come Up proves that those accolades were not premature. Clever, thoughtful and thoroughly addictive, it deserves to be one of the biggest hits of the year. * i newspaper *
Angie Thomas is the author of the hugely critically acclaimed and bestselling The Hate U Give. She was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she is the recipient of a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. This is her second novel. You can find her on Twitter: @acthomasbooks or visit her website, angiethomas.com.