It’s officially been a month since On the Come Up‘s release, and so far, Queen Angie Thomas has been killing the game, with Bri and Starr holding it down at #1 and #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. The Hate U Give also just celebrated a full TWO YEARS on the list, and there’s clearly no stopping Angie’s come up. Bri would be proud. We sure are!
Last week, Angie appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to talk On the Come Up, The Hate U Give, and the power of telling uncomfortable stories. If you missed it, you can watch the full interview here—and keep an ear out for one of Angie’s most epic, compelling quotes:
“My job as a writer is to write the stories that make adults uncomfortable—because that’s what the kids need.”
We are certainly not the only ones obsessing over this incredible book. Ever since (and even before!) release day, Twitter has been buzzing about On the Come Up, and with good reason! To celebrate this incredible story, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite fan reactions. Scroll down, bask in the On the Come Up glory, and add your own to the mix!
Missing your stop because of an incredible book? #relatable
Nobody does voice and heart like @angiecthomas and that is a FACT
Another fact: I almost missed my stop and was late to work bc I couldn’t put down ON THE COME UP. 🤣 Do yourself a favor and add this amazing book to your TBR/pick up a copy! ☺️💛💕
— Katie Zhao 💛 ARCs ARE HERE (@ktzhaoauthor) February 27, 2019
OTCU makes us happy, too!
Every day on the subway platform, I choose to stand directly in front of this On the Come Up poster because it makes me happy. Also #IVoted today and the poll worker said turnout was good, which makes me double-happy! #NYC pic.twitter.com/klUbvHJSou
— Juliana Lauletta (@JulEdits) February 27, 2019
Bow down, book nerds
When ya rhymes is so dope, they can't believe you wrote them pic.twitter.com/czTBbLn1uG
— Tachelle (@greeneyez1990) February 26, 2019
YES YOU MUST!
— Melody Davis (@writemelody) February 26, 2019
We’re not crying, you’re crying.
I just finished reading #OnTheComeUp and I saw so, so much of myself in Bri. I’ll share my full thoughts soon. Thank you for writing a book for the misunderstood, argumentative, grieving teenager I was who just wanted to make my voice heard and make it. @angiecthomas ✨
— india hill brown✍🏽 (@booksandbighair) February 20, 2019
Jay is a whole mood
— Angie Thomas (@angiecthomas) February 19, 2019
Counting. Down. The. Days.
— ADAM 🏳️🌈 (@AdamSilvera) February 5, 2019
CONGRATS YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK BFF NOW
I was reading “On the Come Up” this morning on the subway and then noticed the person sitting across from me was ALSO reading it!!! Delightful start to the day 🙌🏻💯 @angiecthomas
— Jessica Rozycki 🐝 (@jessicarozycki) February 27, 2019
Not that we’re biased, but so did we
It’s here!!!! On The Come Up, a new novel by Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give. I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! pic.twitter.com/AIUKDDI8WX
— Maureen Barclay (@barclay_maureen) February 28, 2019
Have you already delved into Bri’s story? Let us know what you thought in the comments!