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Concrete Rose

(The Hate U Give #0)

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International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

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: dea
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: January 12th 2021 by Balzer + Bray
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    Angelica
    May 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
    this book is coming out SIX MONTHS FROM NOW!!!! there are no ARCs. no one has read it yet. how and why does it already have an average 3.91 out of 5 from 56 ratings? people need to chill
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    2020 ain't got much else going for it. Can we skip to 2021 so I can read this book?
    ♡ jules ♡
    update: thank you netgalley gods for the arc

    .....................................................................................................
    angie thomas said let's give my readers what they want, so she gave us maverick's backstory. wake me up when january 2021 begins.
    Kai
    Jun 10, 2019 marked it as desperate-to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: to-buy
    how just HOW has this book been announced five days ago and yet NOBODY is talking about it?? especially since we've already met the new main character.
    NReads
    Jun 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    I wouldn't be surprised if this became New York Times bestseller like right now
    megs_bookrack
    Update:

    WE HAVE A TITLE. WE HAVE A COVER.

    I AM SO IN LOVE.



    Seriously though, really loving the title of this. Hard and soft at the same time. This is going to be moving, y'all.

    Let's all put it on our TBRs!

    Original:

    Heading back to Garden Heights!!!



    Dreams do come true.
    Can't wait for more info on this!!
    ...more
    Sana
    Mar 30, 2020 marked it as anti-library  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs
    I really wasn't expecting there to be ARCs but daaaamn

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    Holy shit, Angie Thomas out here really writing a book about Starr's dad, Maverick Carter, and expects it to get banned like THUG got? WE STAN 👏👏

    More about the book here
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    Sahil Javed
    Mar 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: contemporary
    january 2021 can't come fast enough. angie thomas is back again with what i'm sure is going to be a fucking masterpiece.
    L.C. Perry
    Mar 31, 2020 marked it as must-have
    A BLACK MAN.

    WITH A DURAG.

    ON. A. COVERRRRRRRR.

    And it's Maverick's backstory?!?!?! Angie Thomas, just take my money already.

    Y'all you have no idea how important this is. Stories like this are some of the most important because of all the terrible stereotypes it's up against. The stigma around black men from the hood is staggering. They're judged so much by people who don't know a thing about what they go through. It's time we all gained more perspective because black men are not monolithic.
    nat
    May 24, 2020 marked it as 2021-publications
    I haven't read THUG yet but THIS COVER IS SO AMAZING I STAN THE BLACK EXCELLENCE
    NAT.orious reads ☾
    Apr 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: white-privilige
    Let's be real, folks. We're all over 2020 by now anyway, so we might as well jump straight to January 2021 when this amazing book will grace us.
    anya
    Jun 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: tbr-in-2021
    Random Person: What do you see when you look in the mirror of erised?
    Me: I? I see myself holding a set of all of Angie Thomas’ books, including that untitled one with no release date or cover that no one knows anything about except for the setting
    Random Person: .... that’s nice
    Elle
    Apr 06, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2021
    The release date of this book just confirms that 2021 is now officially the start of the decade since 2020 decided to be a rude bitch.
    Brooke H
    Jul 05, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    *** JULY 5, 2019***

    Description: “the main character is not a stranger”

    Me: *rereads THUG and OTCU, analyzing and taking note of every single secondary/side character the new protagonist could possibly be* 🕵🏻‍♀️🤔

    **JULY 1, 2020**
    HOW COME IM JUST NOW SEEING THE SYNOPSIS OF THIS BOOK?! AKJSAJLAKJDSLK!!
    Im so excited to learn Maverick's story as a teen!!!😭😭
    Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell
    REALLY excited for this one. I wasn't a fan of ON THE COME UP, but THE HATE U GIVE is one of my all-time favorite YA books and made me feel all the feels.

    If this book provides 1/10 of the feels of THUG, I will consider it a raging success.
    Taylor
    Apr 27, 2020 marked it as to-read
    I need this book YESTERDAY.

    (Also, that cover. IT’S EVERYTHING)
    Alan Cotterell
    Oct 16, 2020 rated it liked it
    Review to follow shortly
    Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
    Can we just wait for the ARCs at least before rating something that is not even out on Earth yet?
    anna grace
    Jul 12, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    I barely know anything about this but I already can’t live without it
    sarah
    Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2021-releases
    I AM SO READY FOR 2021
    I JUST STOPPED BREATHING I AM SO EXCITED. THANK YOU ANGIE THOMAS
    (inactive)
    Mar 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: anticipating
    this is angie thomas’ world and we’re just living in it.
    Toast
    Jul 18, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Is this one going to be about Miles without a z? Not to be dramatic but I'll cry
    Lo O'Neill
    Mar 31, 2020 marked it as to-read
    I don't think I have ever been this excited for the news of a new book!! I adored Maverick and cannot wait to read more about his story.

    Thank you Angie Thomas for saving 2020 with this news but how am I supposed to keep it together until 2021!!
    Tanya Tate
    Mar 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2021
    So in a sense
    A prequel to T.H.U.G dealing with Maverick,Starr's father aka probably one of the best characters in T.H.U.G set 17 years before T.H.U.G.
    SIGN ME THE FUCK UP!!
    Carmen
    Apr 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
    https://youtu.be/tGfZ_GtiP-k

    We were like soldiers, shoulder to shoulder
    Back to back against the wall
    Always there to catch me if I would fall

    If I was in trouble, when you was in trouble
    Never gave a damn if I was wrong or right
    Never backed down if we had a fight

    Now you've gone away
    Always thought that you'd be here to stay
    See you on the other side, we will ride again

    We would ride like the wind on the stairways of sin
    I can't believe all the wrong would turn
    Now that you're gone, how can I go on?
    You w
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    Cassandra
    Mar 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
    MAVERICK CARTER IS GETTING A BOOK.

    THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
    sol
    WHY THE FUCK IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS???

    HELLO SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT CHAIN OF GOLD AND HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD AND LOOK AT THIS BOOK

    JESUS




    (no hate i also am rlly excited for house of earth and blood and chain of gold)
    Sarah Leigh
    Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Digital ARC provided by NetGalley. Minor Spoilers (marked).

    Oh man, this book. This book is incredible, phenomenal, and groundbreaking in so many ways. Before we even get to the story, let's just focus on that cover. We have Maverick Carter, a Black man in a durag, on the cover of a novel. This is incredible, and it's going to mean so much to so many people. THIS COVER IS GORGEOUS AND BEAUTIFUL AND I WILL BE PREORDERING IT IMMEDIATELY.

    Full disclose - I'm a white female educator, and I recognize t
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    SurLeFur ©
    Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
    The best is yet too come ☺️
    Gina Malanga
    Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    2020 has sucked in every way, I have had a hard time focusing and been distracted a lot. Reading has been tough, what was once and escape has eluded me, until today. I read this whole damn book in one day.....I haven’t done that in so long! I didn’t do anything after work but read, I left myself fall back into the world with Mav, Lisa, King and the whole Garden Heights crew.

    This book takes us back before Star was born and shows us how Big Mav, Star’s dad and hero, became the man we saw in The H
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    ElphaReads
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this novel!

    When I saw that Angie Thomas had another YA book coming out, I of course immediately added it to my 'to read' list. No matter what she writes about, I'm there. Then when I found out that it was a prequel to THE HATE U GIVE, with a focus on Starr's father Maverick, I was even more interested. Mav was one of the most interesting characters in THUG, and I liked the idea of seeing his backstory.

    Mav Carter is doing his best to live h
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    Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She can also still rap if needed. She is an inaugural winner of the Walt ...more

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