Long Way Down (Graphic Novel)

Author(s): Jason Reynolds

Graphic Books

SHORTLISTED for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, WINNER of the UKLA

'A masterpiece from beginning to end.' - Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

AND THEN THERE WERE SHOTS
Everybody
ran,
ducked,
hid, tucked
themselves tight.

Pressed our lips to the
pavement and prayed
the boom, followed by
the buzz of a bullet,
didn't meet us.

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.

This haunting, lyrical, powerful verse novel will blow you away.

'A heartrending and convincing blank verse narrative.' - Sunday Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR

'Astonishing.' - Kirkus Reviews

'A tour de force.' - Publishers Weekly

'Will attract teenagers who don't consider themselves 'readers'.' - The Inis Reading Guide

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The award-winning, bestselling verse novel is now a stunning graphic novel with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff.

Jason Reynolds is a critically acclaimed American writer and poet and winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers.

From Jason: "Here's what I know: I know there are a lot - A LOT - of young people who hate reading. I know that many of these book haters are boys. I know that many of these book-hating boys, don't actually hate books, they hate boredom. So here's what I plan to do: NOT WRITE BORING BOOKS. "

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Danica Novgorodoff is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and horse wrangler from Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include A Late Freeze; Slow Storm; Refresh, Refresh (included in Best American Comics 2011); and The Undertaking of Lily Chen. Her art and writing have been published in Best American Comics, Artforum, Esquire, VQR, Slate, Orion, Seneca Review, Ecotone Journal, and many others. She was awarded a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Literature, and was named Sarabande Books' 2016 writer in residence. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and Willapa Bay AiR. Visit her online at DanicaNovgorodoff.com.

General Fields

  • : 9780571366019
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : February 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jason Reynolds
  • : Paperback
  • : Danica Novgorodoff
  • : English
  • : 741.5
  • : 208