|LC Classifications||PR6058.O689 L66 2005b|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||479 p. (large print) ;|
|Number of Pages||479|
|LC Control Number||2005010813|
A stellar creepy, engaging, heartbreaking novel in verse, Long Way Down is another example of what author Jason Reynolds does best: Put voice to real-life issues teens face. The entire book takes place over 60 seconds of the main character's life, enough time for him to question everything he's been taught and change his life forever.5/5. Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, Slam, How to Be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Shakespeare Wrote for Money, and The Polysyllabic Spree, as well as the editor of the short-story collection /5. Long way down is a book written in free verse & the story of a 15 year old African- American boy named Will whose brother, Shawn was recently killed & he belonging to a /5(). 1. Using details revealed in the text, create a character sketch or character collage of the book’s protagonist. 2. Unlike a traditional prose novel, Long Way Down is written in verse. Poets are known for using language intentionally and with precision, often choosing words with connotative and denotative Edition: Reprint.
Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds. Discover More Books You Might Like with B&N Book Graph™ Book Graph™ Discover unexpected connections between one book and the next Start a new : Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. “A novel in verse that spans the length of time it takes for an elevator to descend, Long Way Down finds Will mourning the death of his brother and grappling with the burden of avenging his ’s grief permeates every page, from his recollections of everyday childhood memories to his encounters with other figures from his past whose lives were destroyed by gun violence. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Will learned “The Rules” from his older brother, Shawn. No. 1: No crying. read more. Will learned “The Rules” from his older brother, Shawn. No. 1: No crying. No. 2: No snitching. No. 3: Get revenge. When Shawn is shot and killed, Will’s grief is trapped behind a wall of unshed tears. And so they set off on thmile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa.
A Long Way Down is a good novel struggling to find a way out of the limitations of its own gimmick, but ultimately the conceit is so off-beam that one can almost ignore it Author: Joanna Briscoe. In 'Long Way Down,' The Ghosts Of Gun Violence Chill A Plan For Revenge Jason Reynolds' new book follows a year-old who must make a crucial decision after the murder of his brother, all in the. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF by Jason Reynolds. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Thank you! You’ll get the first email of recommendations from our critics within a week! Bummer. There was a problem adding your email address. After year-old Will sees his older brother, Shawn, gunned down on the . A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds. Poetry Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature. Publication Details.