Reynolds' tightly coiled verse novel about juvenile gang violence is transformed into an electrifying and immediate graphic novel with kinetic artwork from Danica Novgorodoff.
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2022
The award-winning, bestselling verse novel is now a stunning graphic novel with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff.
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.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 230 x 166 x 20 mm
'A masterpiece from beginning to end.' - Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give
'A heartrending and convincing blank verse narrative.' - Sunday Times
'Astonishing.' - Kirkus
'A tour de force.' - Publishers Weekly
'Will attract teenagers who don't consider themselves 'readers'.' - The Inis Reading Guide
You may also be interested in...
“An epiphany of life’s choices told through mere seconds.”
As a poetry book, Long Way Down didn’t take too long for me to read, but the hard hitting tone of the story still hit me like a ton of bricks. You know when a book has you when the ending leaves you with your mouth... More
“Excellent illustrations too!”
A poetry book for teens (and older)...
It covers the raw subject of gun deaths, the need you might feel to seek revenge..
It's set in a lift, each person who enters has their own story to tell.
Powerful &... More
“Long Way Down”
Long Way Down grabs you from the cover to the last word and image. Jason Reynolds successfully gives a profound narrative in prose to the central character Will, whose brother has just been murdered. The journey down... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?