Addressing the heavy and complex topic of teenage gun violence, New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds’ Long Way Down is a dynamically written, timely novel.
Content warning for explicit descriptions of gun violence.
“Just remember, when you’re walking in the nighttime, make sure the nighttime ain’t walking into you.”
Written in narrative verse, Long Way Down centers on Will – a fifteen-year-old boy who witnesses his brother Shawn’s murder. Following “The Rules” of his neighborhood, which is plagued by police brutality and gang activity, he plans to kill the person who shot Shawn. Will pockets his brother’s gun and set off, seeking revenge.
On the elevator ride down from his apartment, he is confronted by the ghosts of his past - literally. Facing remembrances of previous trauma and lost loved ones, Will is reminded of the seemingly endless cycle of violence he’s been born into – and begins to question if it can end with him.
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