Steady For This

Steady For This

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 27/04/2023
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'Yeah they call me Growls, I'm like a tiger on the prowl.King of jungles so you better take a bow. King of concrete so you better say it loud!'

Shaun (aka MC Growls) is ready to drop his best bars and smash the competition at Raptology. That way, he's convinced Tanisha, his crush, will finally give him a chance.

But when a livestream practice goes epically wrong, Growls's dirty laundry is literally exposed. He's finally achieved his dreams of going viral - not in the good way.

Now Tanisha won't look at him, he's the joke of the school and there's no way he can show his face at the competition. Will he ever catch a break?

Then a new girl on the block appears who might be just the friend Growls needs. Especially when she points out that Raptology could be the answer to his problems after all. . .

STEP UP TO THE MIC! It's MC Growls and he's ready for this. He's steady for this. It's comeback season and they call him comeback king for a reason.

  • Publisher: Hot Key Books
  • ISBN: 9781471413223
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Steady For This
I loved every page! So funny!
I absolutely loved every page of, this teen novel of the year, Steady For This. The story is more like are you ready for this! It’s such a funny tale! Gro... READ MORE
Steady For This
Diverse and diligently delightful
Shaun is an extremely colourful character and his reputation on the block is bordering on him being an outcast due to quirky character. His best friend sh... READ MORE
Ingress Chamberlain
Steady For This
Fresh, witty with some good messages
Shaun Thompson who also goes by the name MC Growls is trying his best to impress the gorgeous Tanisha at school rapping, acting cool, trying to take her fo... READ MORE
Ria Koncsol
Steady For This
Entertaining, Funny and Worth Reading.
‘Steady For This’ is a modern book written for young teens using youth language and slang. I’m obviously not its intended audience, being as ancient as I a... READ MORE
Mrs HigginBottom
Steady For This
Meet MC Growls
Steady For This is written from the perspective of teenage schoolboy Shaun, aka aspiring rapper MC Growls. The central character has a habit of mangling th... READ MORE
Sam Todd
Steady For This
It really is laugh out loud
I am in my 70s and definitely not the target audience for this YA novel. However I throughly enjoyed it, it really is laugh out loud and works on so many l... READ MORE
Steady For This
I loved this more than I thought I would
I received this as an ARC and was a bit dubious ( I do not normally like Rap music) as not my normal genre of reading. But I absolutely loved this book I c... READ MORE
Louise Hjelmbjerg
Steady For This
Witty, quirky yet meaningful story
Shaun Thompson also goes by the stage name of "Growls. " He is into rap and when he hears of a raptology competition he thinks it's the answer to his praye... READ MORE
Fiona koncsol
Steady For This
An unusual point of view, but didn’t capture me.
I was really excited to start this book and share it with my children. They are very musical so I thought that the main theme would really interest them. U... READ MORE
Rebecca Turvill
Steady For This
Enjoyable YA novel!
“Steady For This” is an enjoyable novel that is aimed at younger audiences considering its use of slang and youthful language. The author has a great way o... READ MORE
Lily Rose
Steady For This
Fun novel for young readers.
I wasn’t sure when I started this whether I would like it but decided to read it anyway and have to admit it did have me laughing in places. Shaun is 13 a... READ MORE
Rachel  Colclough
Steady For This
Funny, Entertaining and Worth The Read
‘Steady For This’ is a modern book written for young teens, using youth language and slang, that gave me serious ‘Adrian Mole’ vibes at times. The story fo... READ MORE
Hilda HigginBottom
Steady For This
A Great YA read
I have just finished Steady for This by Nathanael Lessore. It’s the story of 13 year old Shaun Thompson (aka MC Growls) who lives in London on large housin... READ MORE
K Hollingworth
Steady For This
First book my teen has finished!
I think the title says it all. Been trying to get him to read, this would be my first victory!
Eni Hoti
Steady For This
Actually a laugh out load book!
Just finished the book, was recommended it by a friend. I could not recommend this more! Important message, delivered in a consumable way. It’s not tryi... READ MORE
Eni Hoti
Steady For This
good YA read
I initially thought this would not be my type of book but I surprisingly quite enjoyed this. I read this quite quickly because I found it interesting and i... READ MORE
Ramsha Rukhsar
Steady For This
One for the teens in this modern world
I am certainly not the target audience for this book as a 35 year old mother of 2 under 5. However I did mostly enjoyed this book. The characters grew on m... READ MORE
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Steady For This
Funny and heart-warming
“Drop the act. Drop the beat. Drop the mic.” Steady for This by Nathanael Lessore is funny, heart-warming and refreshing. I absolutely love narrator ... READ MORE
Nicola G
Steady For This
Hilarious and surprisingly full of heart
'Steady for This' is hilarious and surprisingly full of heart. I think it is fantastic to see the 'real' side of UK teenagers today, with relatable experie... READ MORE