Waiting on Wednesday: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas!

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read! 

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Title: Concrete Rose
Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 21st, 2020

Summary: 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.

As someone who absolutely loved THE HATE U GIVE, I was *so* excited when Angie announced that she wrote a book detailing Maverick Carter's story. (For anyone who doesn't know or doesn't remember, he's Starr's dad!) I already can't wait to put my pre-order in and to get this book into my hands -- Angie Thomas is such an incredible, groundbreaking writer, and every book that she writes leaves me with chills, and I know that this one will be no different! January can't get here fast enough! 

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1 comment

  1. Ahh, thank you for posting this - it reminded me to pre-order!


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