Long Way Down

Written by Jason Reynolds

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UKLA Longlist Book Awards - 2019

Verse novel, lyrical and very powerful - the story and setting will stay with you.

Long Way Down Synopsis


Everybody ran, ducked, hid, tucked themselves tight. 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. Don't cry. Don't snitch. Get revenge. So he gets in the lift with Shawn's gun, determined to follow The Rules. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will's friend who died years ago. And Dani, who was shot years before that. As more people from his past arrive, Will has to ask himself if he really knows what he's doing.

This haunting, lyrical, powerful verse novel will blow you away.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780571335121
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780571335114
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571335121
Publication date: 2nd August 2018
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Poetry
Recommendations: eBooks

About Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestseller and multi-award winning author. His awards include the Edgar Award Young Adult award, the Kirkus Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award (twice), an NAACP Image Award. Jason is also the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honours in addition to being a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree and a National Book Award Honoree. The American Booksellers Association’s 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include Long Way Down (Faber) and For Every One, also published by Knights Of. Follow him on Instagram. Photo credit - Ben Fractenberg.

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