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Long Way Down by Jason ReynoldsAn ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning 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.
A cannon. A strap.
A piece. A biscuit.
A burner. A heater.
A chopper. A gat.
Or, 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 waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he’s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that’s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn’s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn’t know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck’s in the elevator? Just as Will’s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Will doesn’t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES.
And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if WILL gets off that elevator.
Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.
Meet the Author: Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds Is the Hardest-Working Man in Washington
On the first Monday in July—a day it seemed like everyone else in Washington, D. He had work to do. Reynolds works a lot. But actually being at home is a rarity for Reynolds, whose meteoric rise has made him a highly sought-after speaker. He admits to having trouble saying no. This opportunity means the world to me. Though he was born in D.
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Jason Reynolds born December 6, is an American author of novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences, including Ghost , a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. Born in Washington, D. His reading and writing focused on poetry for some 20 more years; he was 17 before he read his first novel cover to cover. Reynolds was born on December 6, ,   in Washington, DC, and grew up just across Maryland border in Oxon Hill ,  a neighborhood where his mother, a special education teacher in a Maryland public school, could afford a house with a yard and enough space for Reynolds, his three siblings, and sometimes other extended family. At nine years old, Reynolds was inspired by Queen Latifah 's album Black Reign to start writing poetry. One of Reynolds's earliest poems dealt with his grandmother's death in when he was
Jason Reynolds didn't read a book until he was almost At 35, his prolific run of best-sellers are inspiring new generations to reimagine their future. Jason Reynolds has been having the kind of week that would wipe most people out. The year-old writer has been on a whirlwind tour of the UK: visiting inmates of Brixton prison, pupils at a school in Birmingham, a poet laureate in Sheffield as well as the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. The little time in-between has been crammed with talks, podcasts and interviews. Jason has a knack for getting people excited — not just about books, but the idea that life is brimming with possibility. Growing up in Maryland, he balked at the idea of reading.
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