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Long Way Down

Long Way Down

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The elevator stops at the second floor, the last stop before the lobby, where this nightmare elevator ride can end. Then, Will's father, Mikey, enters and holds a gun to Will's head to show him what it feels like to be a victim. We’ve suggested some books that can help those going through tough times, and which are also excellent reads for everyone. Told in verse, it takes place over a single elevator journey, as various visitors interrupt his journey to the ground floor. Since they don't have a father figure, Will looks to Shawn for approval and to learn about the world in which they live.

Along the way, he is visited by the ghosts of influential people from his life that seek to guide his decision. Reynolds' concise verses echo like shots against the white space of the page, their impact resounding. Ellen Hopkins’ use of verse and poetry is dead and Jason Reynolds killed it, personally, by himself. Next onto the elevator is the man Will has been waiting for since he was three years old: Mikey Holloman, Will's father. Bronnie is so lovely with the boys and we also felt that having a man enthusing about the books set a great example.He is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC. is so unlike normal poetry, being a novel about gun violence and and loss and revenge in free verse, you may just think again. Speaking of the moment, he said he and his friends felt "an anger, a pain, like a cancer metastasizing by the second, spreading around [them] and through [them]. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

While the prose of these two books are certainly different, I found Long Way Down slightly superior because of the narrative in verse. Recently named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS This Morning.I would’ve loved to have seen this story fleshed out a bit more; most of the pages have only 10-20 words printed on them, and I just think that, had this been written like most verse novels, where there was a solid paragraph or two per page, it would’ve carried the impact across so much better and would have meant that much more. As I have already mentioned, this book is a quick read, but the emotional impact it has, is phenomenal. Long Way Down is a novel written in verse that tells the story of fifteen-year-old Will who seeks to venge his murdered brother Shawn. In the morning, Will sneaks out in the early, intent on killing Riggs, the gang member he believes is responsible for Shawn's murder.



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