Long Way DownBook - 2017 | First edition.
From Library Staff
"An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds's electrifying novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother."
The ramifications of gun violence and who could affected by a choice made in 60 seconds.
As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know through poetry.
AnnaG_KCMO Mar 21, 2018
Follow Will, who is taking an elevator down from his apartment to avenge his brother's violent death, as he encounters people, one per floor, who have been part of street violence and who make him think as he descends. These poems will make you think, too.
AnnaG_KCMO Feb 02, 2018
Will takes his late brother's gun to avenge his death. As he takes the elevator from his apartment to the street, Will meets seven ghosts connected to his life and to gun violence. Do their interactions impact Will? How? This book told in poems puts readers in Will's mind.
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“AND YOU KNOW
it's weird to know
a person you don't know
and at the same time
a person you know,
is when you take a word and rearrange the letters to make another word. And sometimes the words are still somehow connected ex: CANOE = OCEAN. Same letters, different words, somehow still make sense together, like brothers.”
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