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Long Way Down

Long Way Down

ISBN
9780571366019
Published
19/11/2020
9780571366019
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
208

About the Book

The award-winning, bestselling verse novel is now a stunning graphic novel with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff.

SHORTLISTED for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, WINNER of the UKLA

'A masterpiece from beginning to end.' Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

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.

'A heartrending and convincing blank verse narrative.' Sunday Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR

'Astonishing.' Kirkus Reviews

'A tour de force.' Publishers Weekly

‘Will attract teenagers who don't consider themselves 'readers'.’ The Inis Reading Guide

The award-winning, bestselling verse novel is now a stunning graphic novel with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff.SHORTLISTED for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, WINNER of the UKLA'A masterpiece from beginning to end.' Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U GiveAND THEN THERE WERE SHOTSEverybodyran,ducked, hid, tuckedthemselves tight. Pressed our lips to thepavement and prayedthe 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.'A heartrending and convincing blank verse narrative.' Sunday Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR'Astonishing.' Kirkus Reviews'A tour de force.' Publishers Weekly‘Will attract teenagers who don't consider themselves 'readers'.’ The Inis Reading Guide
  • Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds is a critically acclaimed American writer and poet and winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers.

    From Jason: 'Here's what I know: I know there are a lot – A LOT – of young people who hate reading. I know that many of these book haters are boys. I know that many of these book-hating boys, don't actually hate books, they hate boredom. So here's what I plan to do: NOT WRITE BORING BOOKS.'

    This is the first of his books to be published in the UK. jasonwritesbooks.com @jasonreynolds83

“A moving rendition that stands on its own”
- Kirkus
“From start to finish the book is a constant rollercoaster of emotions. The watercolour style of Danica Novgorodoff adds a confused and chaotic vibe to the pages, which echoes the poetic words of Jason Reynolds perfectly”
- Comics in Class

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