Concrete Rose

Concrete Rose


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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: 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.

Title:Concrete Rose
Edition Language:English
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  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    Angie Thomas is such a talented writer and I loved reading more about the backstory behind the parents in THUG. Maverick was a character I really loved in that book so to get a book entirely focused o...

  • Angelica

    At this point, I am convinced that Angie Thomas can do no wrong. The way she creates characters and atmosphere is something of beauty. I think the most special thing about her writing is just how rea...

  • Kai

    “The apple don’t fall far from the tree, but it can roll away from it. It simply need a little push.”Angie Thomas did it again. Wrote the perfect book. Tens across the board.Before I get into th...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Angie Thomas is so fucking good at what she does. This book was fantastic.TW: gang violence, gun violence, drug dealing, racism...

  • ? jules ?

    update: thank you netgalley gods for the arc.....................................................................................................angie thomas said let's give my readers what they want,...

  • Gabby

    4.5 starsThis was great. I loved reading a book from Mavericks POV and learning more about their family history. Here’s a reading vlog where I read this book and explain more of my thoughts on it: h...

  • Elle

    As if there could ever be any doubt that Angie Thomas would deliver. The Hate U Give was a major hit that’s still sitting pretty on the New York Times bestseller list after ✨ 2 0 5 ✨ weeks!! On ...

  • Kevin (Irish Reader)

    Another amazing read from Angie Thomas!This book is a prequel to The Hate U Give and it might just be my favourite prequel I’ve read. I really loved reading through the eyes of a 17 year old Maveric...

  • NReads

    I wouldn't be surprised if this became New York Times bestseller like right now...

  • megs_bookrack

    Preorder placed. The countdown begins!!Earlier: 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...