Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds
New York: Atheneum, 2017. 306 pgs, Young Adult.
A Long Way Down is an intense snapshot of grief stricken fifteen year old, Will, as he deals with his brother’s shooting. He was taught by his brother who was taught by his father and so on that there are rules to follow in this situation. The Rules are don’t cry, don’t snitch, always get revenge.
A Long Day Down is written in free verse and that really help to emphasize the tone of the story. It’s a quick read that gives you an intense look at teenage gun violence and how cycles of violence can tear people apart. As a plus the audio version on Overdrive is read by the author!
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