Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down

A cannon. A strap.A piece. A biscuit.A burner. A heater.A chopper. A gat.A hammerA toolfor RULEOr, 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 wais...

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Long Way Down Reviews

  • Jillian Heise
    240 pages67 seconds7 floors6 visitorsEach with a pieceof the storynot knownuntil now.Will grievinghis brotherwith a gunand a targetthinking he knowswhat he has to dofollowingThe Ruleswondering what to dowhoto beand what comes next.Jason Reynolds is masterful in the way he can use such sparse languag...
  • Shelly
    As usual, Jason Reynolds' latest book is not one to miss....
  • Rachel Strolle
    I honestly believe that in 50 years, when people are making lists of the best YA books of all time, that this will be at the top of the list. Full disclosure: I am not usually a verse lover. So far, there have been few exceptions. But this book? If any book could make me believe in verse novels, it'...
  • Trin
    Me on Page 1: Oh great, another novel in verse.Me on Page, like, 5: HOLY SHIT.Then I read the whole thing in one sitting.Incredibly powerful, beautifully written. Reynolds doesn't use the device of verse as a crutch; he wields it like a weapon. I think I held my breath for the entire book, and the e...
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    *Disclaimer: An ARC of Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds was provided to me by Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.--Initial post reading thoughts:This is one of those stories that will stay with you forever. Even though it was a super q...
  • joey (thoughts and afterthoughts)
    *incoherent screeching here*Is this one of the first verse books I've read? Yep. And damnit to hell because Long Way Down just set the bar pretty high for other poetry books. Speaking to the verse (and I don't know if all poetry is like this so I could be grossly misguided on this front), what I app...
  • Patty
    ...I...I don't know if I can actually explain how absolutely amazing this book is. Just buy, read it. ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A haunting cautionary tale delivered in verse, in which fifteen-year-old Will is forced to consider the potential consequences of his actions as he, armed with a gun and seeking revenge, waits for the elevator ...
  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    That was incredibly powerful. I can’t wait to read more from this author....

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