Long Way Down
The award-winning, bestselling verse novel is now a stunning graphic novel with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff
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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
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
A moving rendition that stands on its own
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
Reynolds' gift is in the ability to write how children think
Exceptional graphic novel adaptation of a ground-breaking novel-in-verse. The story is as gripping and moving as ever, its atmosphere perhaps even more poignant courtesy of Danica Novgorodoff's impactful watercolour illustrations.
Extremely accessible in graphic novel format. Striking ink-and-watercolour illustrations bring the setting to life, while the comic-book layout adds pace and urgency to the narrative.
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