If you were worried that Angie Thomas' second novel would not be able to compete with her break out first book, stop worrying. You are not ready for how good this is. On the Come Up is the story of Bri, a sixteen year old girl that has been rapping since she was a kid. After a lifetime of feeling either invisible or seen as hoodlum by those she encounters when bused out of her neighborhood to a suburban school, Bri comes into her own. She is more than the 'Princess of the Garden', a nickname given to her because of her deceased father's legendary underground rap career.