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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
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Well, I’d love to say I enjoyed this book, but I just didn’t. I know I’m not any part of the target audience, but I did enjoy "The Hate You Give" so I’m not sure that’s the problem. The main character, Bri, was just annoying and constantly confrontational to a level that felt excessive over and over, and I know that’s what Thomas wanted for her but it left me wanting to just shut the book and quit reading. If you can’t get behind the main character, it’s hard to get behind the story. I also felt like I could see every “twist” coming and that the ending was preachy. Reviewing is all about how a book hits us, personally. This one just left me flat.

*I reviewed this book as a second round judge of the Cybils Book Awards, but I checked my copy out of the local library (did not receive a free copy from the publisher) and am under no obligation to post a positive review.
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Reading Progress

January 13, 2020 – Started Reading
January 13, 2020 – Shelved
January 13, 2020 –
page 36
5.87%
January 14, 2020 –
page 132
21.53%
January 15, 2020 –
page 248
40.46%
January 18, 2020 –
page 446
72.76%
January 20, 2020 – Finished Reading

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