Long way down
(Book)

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New York : Atheneum, [2017].
ISBN
9781481438254, 1481438255, 9781481438261, 1481438263, 154904673X, 9781544423012 (FollettBound)
Lexile measure
HL 720L
Rating
HL720L
Status
Oak Brook Public Library - Caudill Award
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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
306 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 4.3, 2 Points
Lexile code
HL
Lexile measure
720

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General Note
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Description
"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. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer. A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That's what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That's where Will's now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother's gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he's after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that's when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn's gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn't know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck's in the elevator? Just as Will's trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck's cigarette. Will doesn't know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END...if WILL gets off that elevator. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds."--Amazon.com.
Target Audience
HL720L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,4.3,2,192021.
Awards
Rebecca Caudill Award, 2021

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APA Citation (style guide)

Reynolds, J. (2017). Long way down (First edition.). Atheneum.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Reynolds, Jason. 2017. Long Way Down. New York: Atheneum.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Reynolds, Jason. Long Way Down New York: Atheneum, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Reynolds, Jason. Long Way Down First edition., Atheneum, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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