Happy Monday Savvy Readers! I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been one to pay much attention to genres because I tend to read whatever appeals to me. No matter how old you are, some books are so good they transcend genres and today’s featured read is no exception! So without further ado, say hello to this week’s My Book Pledge Featured Read: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas!
If you don’t know about Angie Thomas, allow me to introduce you to the internationally bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On The Come Up! Set in the fictionalized neighbourhood of Garden Heights, Angie’s Young Adult novels have become instant classics, and her newest novel, Concrete Rose is no exception.
Set seventeen-years before the events of The Hate U Give, if there’s one thing Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. Things haven’t been easy since his dad went to prison. But as the son of a former gang legend, Mav gets by the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords.
Life isn’t perfect, but with the support of his girlfriend and his cousin, Mav’s got everything under control. Until he finds out that he’s a father. Suddenly, he has a baby who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a kid. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it.
When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can’t just walk away. And as loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, he’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.