In 2017, Angie Thomas took the literature world by storm with the release of her groundbreaking debut novel, The Hate U Give. The years following The Hate You Give‘s unmatched success have been followed by its equally phenomenal film adaptation and the release Thomas’ second YA novel, On The Come Up. Now, four years later, Angie Thomas’ is reuniting readers with the Carter family in her poignant and compelling third novel and The Hate U Give prequel, Concrete Rose.
“If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.
Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.
Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.
Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.
When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can’t just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.”
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