By Thomas, Angie
This hard-hitting prequel to the award-winning The Hate You Give - from the international phenomenon Angie Thomas - tells the story of Maverick Carter, Starr's father, as a teenager growing up in Garden Heights. The son of a drug king, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter is negoti...ating life in Garden Heights as he balances school, slinging dope, and working two jobs while his dad is in prison. He's got it all under control - until, that is, Mav finds out he's a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. Loyalty, revenge and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. So when Mav is offered the chance to go straight, it's an opportunity - in a world where he's expected to amount to nothing - to prove he's different and figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.Read more
Angie Thomas' debut novel The Hate U Give launched straight onto the New York Times bestseller list and has received an enormous amount of critical acclaim around the globe. In the UK, it has sold over 170,000 copies, and was awarded the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and the Amnesty CILIP Honour for the Carnegie Medal. The book was adapted into a movie, starring Amandla Stenberg and released by 20th Century Fox. Her second novel On The Come Up was inspired by her time as a teen rapper, and is also a New York Times bestseller, with film rights acquired by Paramount and Angie on board as a producer. Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, where she still lives today. You can find her on Twitter @AngieCThomas and Instagram @AngieThomas.
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