Book 33: On the Come Up

By: Angie Thomas


Plot (Goodreads Summary):

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.


Everyone knows “The Hate U Give”. People who don’t read know this book. I was interested in it but it wasn’t at the top of my list. “On the Come Up” however, this book was at the top of my list. Me, being the BookTube obsessed person I am, watched an wrap-up video. “On the Come Up” being one. I was told that there was a cute, small romance. That got me sold. Then I was told that if you get the audio version, Bahni Turpin raps to you when telling the story. That was a big bonus.

The rap: Angie Thomas presents these in such a way where I was ready to put them on my playlist. Every one of her songs were amazing and I go back in the audio so I can listen. I love all of the raps, but I specifically love the last Ring freestyle. It has everything I wanted to hear and it came from the heart while also not sounding cheesy.

I was telling to my mom about this book and I was talking to her about their living situation. In the beginning we are told that there is no gas for the house. My mom could relate. That hurt to hear. But Bri striving for something and reaching it really hit home. Bri is a junior and I am also rather young so Angie Thomas is a really big inspiration to me. I would love to reach my goals and Angie Thomas really made me believe I can.

And for the romance. Holy crap I was surprised. I thought she was going to end up with Malik but nope. I liked Curtis the moment he called Bri “princess”. She is by the way. She’s also a queen. This surprised me and Angie Thomas wrote it all out in an amazing way.

Blogger’s Note:

Second post of the day and it’s not even ten. I’m proud of me. I know this rather short but I am trying to cut back on my pages of thoughts. Unless it’s a rant review; which one will be coming soon. I mentioned this audiobook in my latest post: Top Five Audible Recs. I don’t really have a lot to say because I said almost everything in my last post. Go check it out because I have a lot of big and exciting news. Oh, and don’t call them dreams. Call them goals. A dream is something that you wake up from and isn’t a reality; it’s a fantasy that will most likely never happen. A goal is something you have to be determined to reach and is a possibility.

Love you all ♡

Top Five Audible Recs

Audible is an app where you can listen to books. I am not a fast reader, at all. I have so many books on Audible and the membership is really cheap. All of these books have incredible performances and that’s why they’re on this list.

  1. “On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas is at the top. If you get this on Audible, you can hear Bri rap. Angie Thomas is an amazing writer and definitely deserves all the hype. I haven’t read “The Hate U Give” yet and I most certainly will after reading this. Review will be out later today.
  2. “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire. I have this book in paperback and audio form. I love this book and so do my friends. We are all obsessed and if you don’t want to pay money for this book ’cause it is rather expensive, then get it on Audible.
  3. On my favorites list is “Out of His League”. Being the student I am, I have no money. I already did a blog post on ways to read books without having to pay for it and this is one way I got this book. I love it and it is really short so it won’t take up too much time.
  4. Every Ginger Scott book. Literally every one of her books that I have read is amazing. Specifically “This is Falling” for an audio.
  5. “The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren is my first Christina Lauren book. Cynthia Farrell presented the story so well and made me laugh more times than I can count. I reviewed this if you want to know what it’s about and my thoughts on it.

Blogger’s Note:

How was my week you may ask? I have pink eye and there has been some family stuff I am not particularly fond of. But I will make it up to you because I feel bad. Today I will be posting this and a review. I will also be posting everyday for the rest of the week. This post was hard to do because I don’t know what qualifies as a good audiobook. I hope you guys still liked this post and I reviewed all of these books already so they will be linked. Except for “On the Come Up” which will be reviewed later today. Comment what kind of posts you want this week ’cause I only have the slightest idea for one post.

Love you all ♡