Long Way Down

View Purchase Options icon

Long Way Down

Long Way Down

By: Jason Reynolds

audio performed by: Jason Reynolds
genre: Young Adult/Childrens - Young Adult
publication date:06/16/2020
Sample not available


Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019

And then there were shots.... 

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.