Long way down by Jason Reynolds
Ended my day by reading Jason Reynolds‘ LONG WAY DOWN.
OMG YOU GUYS IT IS AMAZING! I read it in one sitting, literally could not put it down! Not only was it long listed for the National Book Award but it is going to spark some amazing conversations that I can’t wait to hear about!
Long Way Down is about Will, who’s brother was shot and killed and Will can only think of one thing: vengeance. But as he rides the elevator down to avenge his brother, people from his past appear to him to share their stories with him in hopes of influencing his decision. It is written in Free verse poems that are beautifully haunting and set the pacing and tone of the novel beautifully. Reynolds is an artist who uses words instead of paint.