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Parent reviews for On the Come Up

Common Sense says

Teen challenges stereotypes with hip-hop in heartfelt tale.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews
Adult Written byjensmama February 24, 2019

A "Window" book

I wasn't sure I was going to like this book as it starts out with a lot of the story involving rap music and I was having a hard time getting interested. However, as I got further into it, I was hooked and became invested in the struggles of the various characters. This book provided a window for me to view several worlds of which I've never been a part: hip hop/rap culture, gangs, drugs, housing projects, poverty, and more. The language is rough, but without that, I don't think it would feel authentic. I recommend it for high schoolers and mature junior high kids.
Adult Written byCece Wu March 16, 2019

This Book is Amazing!

I loved The Hate U Give but I loved On The Come Up even more! The characters are bold and realistic and the plot is great! There is some mature content so if you couldn’t handle THUG, don’t read On the Come Up yet.

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Positive role models