FREE Shipping

Long Way Down

Long Way Down

RRP: £99
Price: £9.9
£9.9 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods


Those individuals who came from households and grew up surrounded by gangs, gun violence and grief and who have all been painted with the same brush in the media.

At the center of the novel are the unwritten "rules" that act as a code of ethics and lay out the expected norms in the neighborhood. Some readers may not like having to do the "work" but when the elevator opens and Shawn asks Will, "Are you coming? Your words, like your reviews, bring books to life and give them a voice before the front cover is even turned. The man is Buck, a man who used to be like a big brother to Shawn, the man who gave Shawn the gun Will now carries, and a man Will knows to be dead. TIME added it to their "100 Best YA Books of All Time" list, [23] and Buzzfeed named it one of the best 30 young adult books of the decade.Most of the ghosts' stories revolve around that third rule, wherein one person died because they killed someone who killed someone connected to their family, creating a continuous cycle of hurt. On suit notre protagoniste, dans sa tête, qui souhaite venger la mort de son frère, tué par balle dans contexte de règlement de compte entre gangs de rue.

I downloaded this intending on possibly getting to it sometime, but I opened it up out of curiosity and ended up reading the entire thing in about an hour. I would’ve loved to have seen this story fleshed out a bit more; most of the pages have only 10-20 words printed on them, and I just think that, had this been written like most verse novels, where there was a solid paragraph or two per page, it would’ve carried the impact across so much better and would have meant that much more. It’s such a powerful metaphor for toxic masculinity and the ways in which it prevents boys and men from knowing how to cope with trauma in meaningful, productive ways – not through their own faults, but because they’re never been shown a better way. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows.But what he doesn't expect is an elevator ride filled with the past, and to face what he hasn't had to face until now. This makes Will feel conflicted because he wants to cry, to express his grief, but he also wants to make his brother proud, and show that he can be strong and handle his business as expected.

If you are reading this, and you happen to be one of these boys, first of all, you're reading this Jason's master plan is already working (muahahahahahaha) and second of all, know that Jason totally feels you.Within the few minutes it takes the elevator to descend, William will have to decide whether he intends to carry out the revenge he originally sought out for.

The overall theme of the book is one of revenge, passed down through generations and strengthened through the community they live in. A graphic novel edition of the book, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff, was published October 13, 2020. My only complaint was that, while the events were hard to stomach, things moved so quickly and with so little development or preamble that, by the time I felt attached to Will or his pain, I was turning the last few pages. Jason’s many works of fiction include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave As You, For Every One, Miles Morales: Spider Man, the Run series ( Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. I was at my last school for 4 years and we had ********* book fairs every term – and every term, I was disappointed by the narrow range of books.In 2021, the American Library Association selected Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel one of their Great Graphic Novels for Teens. This experience has been fantastic primarily for the children, the school and also for me (professionally). Ellen Hopkins’ use of verse and poetry is dead and Jason Reynolds killed it, personally, by himself.

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns


Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop