{Book Review} Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Posted June 24, 2021 by shooting in Book Review / 14 Comments

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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Long Way Down is a book I’ve meant to read for years, so I was happy when it was chosen for my library book club. It’s written in verse but it works really well. I can’t imagine the emotions coming across as clearly if it was written in a narrative format.

The book mostly takes place in an elevator as Will is about to shoot and kill the person he believes murdered his brother. It’s one of the rules passed down from generation to generation. Nothing changes and these young black men keep dying.

I would definitely recommend this for adults, despite it being a YA book. It will leave you thinking and wanting to discuss.


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14 responses to “{Book Review} Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

  1. I read this book a couple of years ago and have made a lasting impression on me. Sometimes, life doesn’t give us time to weigh your choices in life — regardless of how insignificant or huge they may be. In this case, it’s the length of an elevator ride. Very powerful.

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