Let Me Hear a Rhyme

Let Me Hear a Rhyme

In this standalone novel, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he is still alive. Biggie Smalls was right. Things done changed. But that doesn?t mean that Quadir and Jarrell are okay letting their best friend Steph?s tracks lie forgotten in his bedroom after he?s killed?not when In this standalone novel, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their m...

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Title:Let Me Hear a Rhyme
Author:Tiffany D. Jackson
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:B07CRDG47Y
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Let Me Hear a Rhyme Reviews

  • Abby Johnson
    Dec 05, 2018
    So great, so great. When their best friend Steph is shot and killed in their Brooklyn neighborhood, Quadir and Jarrell and Steph's sister Jasmine find a way to memorialize him. They discover shoeboxes full of recordings that Steph made, preserving his verses and songs, and they set out...
  • Sam Bloom
    Jun 01, 2019
    4.5 stars ...
  • Catie
    Jun 14, 2019
    This is my favorite Tiffany Jackson, mainly because I was a teenager during the exact same era as Jasmine, Quadir, Jarrell, and Steph. I remember pagers, recording songs from the radio, and listening to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill for an entire 6 hour flight (on my discman, of cour...
  • Laurie Anderson
    May 23, 2019
    I loved this book - a great story, very well-told. Great tensions, relationships and so much Brooklyn!!! Teens will love this book... and so will a whole lot of adults! The only hard part for me was acknowledging that books set in 1998 now classify as historical fiction. ...
  • MaryLibrarianOH
    Jun 10, 2019
    When Steph?s life is cut short by a bullet his sister and best friends want his music to live on. They also want answers on who killed him. Set in the late 1990s. ...
  • Chelsea Bashore
    May 24, 2019
    Some stories are not meant for me, meaning I?m not the audience or intent that this was written for. I learned a ton from these Brooklyn kids and am thankful for being allowed into their world and taking a page from their grace and hip hop. As an educator it?s important to surround...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 09, 2019
    This author is known for writing important and meaningful YA books. This book is no exception. This is the third book that I have read by this author. I have previously read: Allegedly and Monday's Not Coming. Let Me Hear A Rhyme is told from the POVs of three black teens from Br...
  • JoScho
    May 27, 2019
    This book is centered around a group of teenage friends in the late nineties. They love hip hop, shooting hoops, and hanging out on their block. One of them is killed and the other two are determined to get him a record deal no matter what. This is a story of loss, friendship, and the ...
  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    Apr 20, 2019
    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - In 2017, I read Tiffany's book Allegedly , and I LOVED it. So, Let Me Hear a Rhyme is my second read by this author. I enjoyed it, but not quite as much as I'd hoped. I was very close to giving this 5 stars, but the plot did...
  • Kat (Why Read)
    Apr 26, 2019
    What happens when talent dies too soon? It is like seeing your invincible heroes defeated. Their biggest fans are left to pick up the pieces, decipher meaning for the unexplainable, and somehow to continue living. Tupac... Biggie... Steph! (Wait! What?) Steph was the greatest of all ti...
  • Tabrizia Jones
    Jun 02, 2019
    It wasn't bad. This was more of a trip down memory lane for me, growing in the '90s and through the rise of hip hop. The book managed the culture of gun violence, paranoia of the police, snitching, financial strain...the background of this book I felt really capture the true atmosphere...
  • Jazmen
    Mar 13, 2019
    Love! Love! Love! The young adult genre has not yet seen a novel the likes of Let Me Hear A Rhyme, and whoever signed on for this title knew what they?re doing. Let Me Hear A Rhyme brought forth memories long since buried. It felt like someone ripped these pages right out of my...
  • Chris Roberts
    May 22, 2019
    How I didn't die, but tried, we bum rush the backstreets, chronic beat, while surreptitiously plotting to perpetuate a lie, liars we roll, Machiavelli was real-real bankroll. To an author as velvet being: dull minds don't read well on screen or paper, you exist absurdly, you...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Apr 10, 2019
    Tiffany D. Jackson is becoming an autobuy author for me. I loved Monday's Not Coming, but I loved Let Me Hear A Rhyme even more. This book takes place in 1998 with some flashbacks to 1997. I has 21 at that time, so not too much older than these kids. I remember the east co...
  • Sierra
    Feb 05, 2019
    4 of those stars are definitely for the book, 5th is because I just didn't want to stop reading it. This is without a doubt my favorite of her books so far. ...
  • Stacie C
    May 10, 2019
    They had no idea if this plan would really work. Steph was dead but that didn?t mean his memory had to be. All the tapes he had under his bed, the cd they found, the notebooks filled with lyrics all seemed like possibilities to Steph?s two best friends Jarrell and Quadir and his l...
  • Megmar
    Jun 05, 2019
    This book was fucking outstanding ...
  • Ellen Gail
    Jan 14, 2018
    Okay I know Monday's Not Coming has just barely hit the shelves. But I'm already ready for this one anyway. More Tiffany D. Jackson! GIMME! ...
  • Celia McMahon
    Jan 12, 2019
    HOW DARE THIS BOOK COME INTO MY HOME. How dare it put me through a torrent of feelings. In the place where I sleep. Where I watch Netflix and eat jalapeno Cheetos. Thank you Edelweiss and publisher for the honor of reviewing this title ahead of its release date. This is the fir...
  • Emma Giordano
    Apr 17, 2019
    4.5 Stars! Review to come. ...
  • Robbin
    Jun 25, 2019
    Tiffany never disappoints ? I loved this book! I found myself screaming internally at Quadir, Rell, and Jasmine for probably the first half of the story LOL They just kept so many damn secrets and it was holding them all back as a unit not to mention it wasn?t getting them any ...
  • Buffy
    Jun 27, 2019
    I liked it..definitely nostalgic for me! I smiled a lot at all the familiar hip hop references...that was my party era..lol! I definitely recommend reading it, but it would be ranked #3 for me compares to Allegedly and Monday is not coming..both of which are must reads! ...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    May 21, 2019
    "[...] the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he is still alive." me, vibrating so hard I begin to clip through the floors: I am...moderately excited ...
  • Shanel
    May 25, 2019
    Welp this is instantly my fav Tiffany D. Jackson book. ...
  • Kaleah
    Mar 10, 2019
    Wait...what! I haven't even read Monday's Not Coming yet! I need to catch up! ? ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 17, 2017
    a deceptive suspense story // thanks for my life Tiffany D. Jackson ...
  • Courtney
    Jun 21, 2019
    Let Me Hear a Rhyme is in the running for my favorite books of 2019. If you have the chance to listen to the audiobook, please do it. There are four narrators and they just add even more emotional to an already emotional story. This book was so different than the other YA novels I?...
  • Alex Johnson
    Jun 21, 2019
    Not a pure thriller like Jackson's two other books but a cool window into '90s hip-hop. It felt like Jackson was trying to do too many things in this novel?friends trying to make dead friend artist, friends trying to figure out how dead friend died, subplots for each friend, dead fri...
  • Charvi Izzakween
    May 21, 2019
    On her 3rd novel in 3 years, Tiffany D. Jackson's consistent reign on storytelling is not letting up. Debuting in 2017, Jackson came out the gate with an action pack thriller in Allegedly. Threw her readers in a time warp mystery with Monday's Not Coming. Today, she released a heartfil...
  • Kingtchalla83
    May 23, 2019
    Let Me Hear a Rhyme is told in first person with 3 POVs and flashbacks to 1997. I upgraded my book with whispersync and listened to the audio. The audio included four different narrators with distinct voices. At no point did I get confused when the POV switched because of Jackson's tal...