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Long Way Down

Long Way Down (Hardback, Reprint ed.)

By Reynolds, Jason

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An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and 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 bro...ther. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE 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.
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ISBN 9781481438254
Released NZ 24 Oct 2017
Publisher Atheneum
Format Hardback, Reprint ed.
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ISBN-13 9781481438254
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Atheneum
Imprint Atheneum Books
Released 24 Oct 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Reprint ed.
 › 6 other possible formats available
Edition Reprint ed.
Author(s) By Reynolds, Jason
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 454g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Conduct of life, Revenge, Brothers, Novels in verse, Murder
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult