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 w In this standalone novel, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murd...

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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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Ms. B
    Jul 30, 2019
    Hip hop and secrets in the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Take yourself back t0 1998, remember B.I.G and Tupac? Some say they died too soon. Now another young voice, Steph (Michael Stephon) has been taken. The late 1990s was an era without iTunes. It was a time when being a rapper me...
  • Tabrizia
    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...
  • Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
    Aug 30, 2019
    ahh i loved this SO MUCH. loved each of the characters and what they did for Steph and what he meant to them all <3 ...
  • J Beckett
    Aug 08, 2019
    Yo, Tiffany D. Jackson did the damn thing here! I was expecting to have a lukewarm reaction to Let Me Hear a Rhyme, not because Jackson lacks skills as a YA writer or misses the mark when it comes to delving into the unexpected, but because the idea of writing a story about a deceased ...
  • Heather
    Sep 29, 2019
    After reading this amazing piece of art I have completed all the novels that Tiffany has published so far. It may definitely be my absolute favorite of the three so far. We follow our main character Jasmine whose brother was shot to death on the streets of Brooklyn. During the course o...
  • 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
    The audiobook made Steph's rhymes even better ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Katie.dorny
    Aug 26, 2019
    This just reminded me of on the come up and I couldn?t help myself but choose my favourite child in this battle. I loved both, but this felt lacking compared to that and I couldn?t help but do so with all the plot similarities. The characters are well developed and the dialog...
  • Emma Giordano
    Apr 17, 2019
    4.5 Stars! Review to come. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Katie  Hanna
    Aug 25, 2019
    Well, that was a surprise. The only other book I'd ever heard of by Tiffany D. Jackson is Allegedly, a (I THINK?) crime/trial/general suspense thriller, and that never sounded like my cup of tea. But I saw Let Me Hear a Rhyme on the YA shelf at our public library recently, and, draw...
  • evelina
    Aug 07, 2019
    Really liked the setting and premise but I wished it would have focused more on either the part about the music or about the murder. It could have worked out better but unfortunately it was a bit too much with the two different missions. ...
  • R.F. Gammon
    Oct 01, 2019
    *sighs* SOOOOOOOOO I actually really like this The writing style? Fantastic. The characters? Compelling. The plot line? Amazing. I think I'm definitely GOING to finish it. However...for right now, I'm DNFing, simply because I've been reading SO MUCH contemporary lately and I a...
  • 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...
  • Rachel
    Sep 29, 2019
    It feels weird putting this on my historical fiction shelf but it takes place in 1998, so here we are lol. Anyway, this was a very emotional ride filled with so much love for hip-hop, Brooklyn, and family- I couldn't put it down. Jackson's writing and Malik-16's lyrics were so perso...
  • Natasha Diaz
    Aug 26, 2019
    Tiffany D. Jackson does it again. I couldn't love this book more as a New Yorker or Tiffany fangirl, it is impossible not to root for these characters and to fall in love with the story. 5 stars only because I can't give 6. ...
  • Jayden
    Oct 01, 2019
    Let Me Hear A Rhyme takes place in Brooklyn, Bed Stuyvesant during 1998 a year after Biggie's death. 1997 is the time Biggie died, this affects the article in a major way. Biggie was a major influence for the people in Brooklyn, they saw him as a successful black person out of Brooklyn...
  • 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...