A review by msethna
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas


Concrete Rose is a MUST read for those who loved The Hate You Give. The prequel takes us back to when Maverick Carter is a 17 year old boy, struggling to find his way, living in the shadow of his gang leader father. Between gang life, a girlfriend who wants more out of life than the gang, and his best friend/cousin Dre who keeps him out of trouble, Maverick was doing okay until he found out he is a teenage father.

I now need to go back and reread The Hate You Give as now I understand Star and Seven's father so much better.

***Thank you Angie Thomas for releasing your new novel to NetGalley early.*** I can't wait to purchase several copies of this for students in my classroom.