On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sixteen-year-old Bri Jackson has a big dream - someday she'll be a rapper. She's told that someday might be right around the corner if she just does what she's told by her manager, the same man who helped her dad become a legend before he was murdered. But while Bri's on the come up with her music, everything around her is falling apart. Her recovering addict mom is out of work, the bill collectors are knocking on the door, Aunt Pooh's drug dealing life pulls Bri in two directions, her school has become a police state because of an incident involving Bri, and things are not normal between Bri and her best friends Malik and Sonny.
Through her rhymes and flow, Bri can find escape, but to get there she has to find herself first. The question is, who is Bri Jackson?
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