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  • 46 of 79 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at North Kansas City. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at North Kansas City Public Library. (Show)

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6 current holds with 79 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library YA FICTION REYNOLDS 2017 (Text) 0001002208609 JUV Award Available -
North Kansas City Public Library YA FICTION REYNOLDS 2017 (Text) 0001002302576 JUV Award Checked out 10/03/2019
Albany Carnegie Public Library YA FIC REY (Text) 35615000043103 Truman Nominees Checked out 10/08/2019
 Truman: Award Nominees 2019-2020
Camden County Library District - Camdenton REYNOLDS (Text) 31320003638934 Young Adult Fiction Reshelving -
Cameron Public Library Y REY (Text) 32311111190282 Youth Fiction Checked out 09/20/2019
Carrollton Public Library FIC I REY (Text) 30183000051438 YA Fiction Books Checked out 09/25/2019
Carrollton Public Library FIC I REY (Text) 30183000053065 YA Fiction Books Checked out 09/27/2019
Carthage Public Library YA Reynolds, Jason (Text) 34MO2001796958 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Caruthersville Public Library YA REY (Text) 38417100309188 Young Adult In transit -
Cass County Library-Archie YA REY 2017 (Text) 0002202486722 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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General Note:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy book."
Summary, etc.:
As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 up.
HL720L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.3 2 192021.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor 2018
Missouri Truman award nominee 2019-2020.
Coretta Scott King Honor 2018
Printz Honor 2018
Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
Genre: Ghost stories.
Novels in verse.

Syndetic Solutions - Summary for ISBN Number 9781481438254
Long Way Down
Long Way Down
by Reynolds, Jason
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Long Way Down

A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds's fiercely stunning novel that takes place in 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.

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