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Long Way Down Reviews

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 2 Aug 2018
ISBN: 9780571335121

Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us. After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will's friend who died years ago.

  • The Sunday TimesBooks of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
2 Dec 2018

"heartrending and convincing blank verse narrative"

And also for realists: Jason Reynolds’s Long Way Down (Faber £11.99, 12+), a heartrending and convincing blank verse narrative, with atmospheric mixed-media images by Chris Priestley, about a 15-year-old boy whose brother is shot, “lying there like a piece/of furniture left outside”, and who wrestles with the idea of revenge.