Long Way DownBook - 2017
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This entire novel spans just 60 seconds - the 60 seconds it takes Will to decide whether or not to take revenge and shoot the guy that murdered his brother.
BostonPL_ccontelmo Nov 02, 2020
As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.
Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down takes place over the course of sixty potent seconds -- the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother.
The whole book takes place in just 60 seconds. The amount of time it takes Will to decide whether or not he'll take revenge and shoot his brother's killer...
Reynolds confronts the specter of gun violence, literally, in this powerful verse novel. 15-year-old Will, seeking revenge for the death of his older brother, encounters ten ghosts on the long elevator ride down to meet his brother's killer.
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“AND YOU KNOW
it's weird to know
a person you don't know
and at the same time
a person you know,
is when you take a word and rearrange the letters to make another word. And sometimes the words are still somehow connected ex: CANOE = OCEAN. Same letters, different words, somehow still make sense together, like brothers.”
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