Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds


A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE

Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun.

The whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if WILL gets off that elevator.

This novel was incredible. Like, wowowoowowowoow, can't-stop-thinking-about-it incredible. I don't feel any hesitation to say that if you only read a handful of books this year, this one should be one of them.

It's a verse novel, which exist to make me cry and feel too much. It has beautiful rhythm, heart wrenching quotes, and an honest, hard storyline. I have no doubt that Will's life is not uncommon; that being a child who's surrounded by dead friends and family is realistic. And I devoured this unique, smart, sad story and enjoyed it with all of my heart.

Please read this book. It's not very long, it's written beautifully, and you will never forget it.

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