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Aimee, VCB Bookworms

Long Way Down

This book is about a boy called Will,who is 15 years old and is following his neighborhood's well established rules which are,don't cry and don't snitch, but do get revenge "if someone you love gets killed." When he leaves his apartment,he is intent on killing whoever murdered his older brother Shawn. He's emboldened by the gun tucked into his waistband. As Will makes his way to the ground floor of his building, the elevator stops to accept passengers, each an important figure from his past and they are all victims of gun violence.

Are these ghosts? Or is it Will's subconscious at work,forcing him to think about what he intends to do and what it will accomplish? The story unfolds in the time it takes for the elevator to descend,and it ends with a three word question that hits like a punch to the gut.

Posted on: 22nd March 2019 at 06:49 pm

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