On the Come Up By Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas struck the right chord with the audience with her debut novel, The Hate You Give. It dealt with the unfortunate conditions and incidents in the lives of the underprivileged black population living in America. She continues the magic with her second novel, On the Come Up. It’s the story of young girl Bri, Her father, unfortunately, couldn’t see much success during his lifetime. He died a few days before he topped the charts. Bri knows that she has a reputation to live up to. Her dreams are hard to fulfil as her life seems to be full of problems. She is down in the dumps as she has terrible days at school. The situation at home is no better. Her mother is rendered jobless and they find themselves in a hand to mouth situation. Her plans go awry when she vents out her frustration in a music video which goes viral but in the negative sense. The last straw comes when they have to face an eviction notice. Bri has to figure a way out, lest they end up on the streets. How does she manage to get out of the sticky situation? How does she help her mom out of the financial mess? How does she realize her dreams? Does she hit the right note and become a sensation? Well, for that, you will have to read the great story of the gritty girl.