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On The Come Up

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
High school students DeMarco and Kyle couldn't be more different, but each seems to have what the other wants. And on a rough night in the 'hood, it's suddenly unclear whether there's enough room on the streets for both of them.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by K-Teen/Dafina
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DeMarco Winslow pleaded with God “if you let my sister live, I promise
you I will walk the straight and narrow. I will do what I have to do
to get back in school and I'll keep my grades up.” He told God that
“I know I haven't been the best person, but I'm a good person and all
I'm asking you is to let her live.”
Coming from “the Bluff” one of the poorest areas in Atlanta from a dad
who got killed in a blotched robbery and a mother that drank her day
away. Living in the local juvenile center where pool,
...more
Dalesha R
Feb 10, 2015 Dalesha R rated it it was amazing
I liked the book a lot
But I think Jaz should have been in the book a lot more
Annetta
Jul 06, 2012 Annetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dialouge was on point, the text flowed and great characters. A smooth read and I found myself gasping and cheering outloud. Finished in one sitting - which was hard to do with a sleep over in progress - but I wanted to know what happened next. I'll be checking out his other books.
Ashlyn Matthews
Oct 28, 2015 Ashlyn Matthews rated it really liked it
I would recommend the book "On The Come Up" to anyone that likes young adult fiction. This book shows that some people don't grow up with parent's and have such a good lifestyle growing up. this book explains that the decisions you make do affect you for the rest of your life.
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this is book is really good i stayed up the whole night reading it. A few more pages to go
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Love Travis Hunter! Wonderfully realistic story with believable characters.
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Jul 18, 2012 Marilyn Diamond rated it really liked it
It was a good urban fiction novel with a great ending..
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Travis Hunter is an author, songwriter and father. The Hearts of Men was self-published in 2000 by Hunter's own company, Jimrose Publishing House. During the 2000 Book Expo America in Chicago, Hunter handed out copies of his self-published novel, The Hearts of Men and one week later received and offer from Random House's imprint, Strivers Row/ Villard for the re-release of The Hearts of Men. Five ...more
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