Long Way Down: Who Would Think A One-Minute Elevator Ride Can Change A Life?

People are talking about Jason Reynolds, the 33-year-old author of Long Way Down.

I’ve been hearing about this charismatic author for awhile so I picked up his latest book. The story of 15-year-old Will Holloman, who steps into an elevator with a gun tucked into the back of his pants, received a 2017 National Book Award nomination in the U.S.

Will takes the ride of his life when he plans to avenge his older brother’s death. The ghosts of gun violence past, join Will, at different floors as the elevator descends to the lower level.

Written in verse, Reynolds tells a compelling story. Long Way Down is a quick read. But make no mistake, this story of urban violence and social rules, makes an impact.

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