Long Way Down

About The Book

"Another thing about the rules:
They weren't meant to be broken. They were meant for the broken to follow.

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.

Themes: Grief, Cycles of Violence, Gang Culture, Revenge

Check out the Creators

Jason Reynolds is quite simply one of the best there is when it comes to middle-grade and young adult writing. He is a #1 New York Times best selling author and is currently the Library of Congress' national ambassador for young people's literature in the USA. Find out more at his website, Instagram or on Twitter.

Danica Novgorodoff is an artist, writer and graphic designer from the USA. She has published a number of graphic novels including The Undertaking of Lily Chen and Refresh, Refresh. Find out more at her website, Instagram or on Twitter.

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