Long Way Down

Long Way Down ​by Jason Reynolds is about a teenager named Will who’s brother is murdered. Where Will lives, there is a set of rules. One of them is to get revenge. Will has to find the person who shot his brother and do the same to him. Just one obstacle stands in Will’s way. A long, long elevator trip down from his apartment.                                                                                                  

Long Way Down ​is not written like a normal book. It is written in poems. There are also lots of new developments that happen throughout the book that you didn’t expect. The book really explained how and what Will was feeling after his brother’s death and during lots of other moments. There are lots of analogies and similes to describe things and lots of detail.

Readers who enjoy poems and also fiction would enjoy ​Long Way Down. Long Way Down is also written similarly to the book The Crossover. ​Both books are written in poems but are about different subjects​.​ ​Long Way Down should probably be read by 6-8th graders. There is some language and violence.