Long Way Down

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Jason Reynolds
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Robert C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781508241584
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A lot can happen on one elevator ride - like deciding whether to take revenge on your brother’s killer.

This book was read by the author, and Reynolds does an amazing job at capturing his characters' feelings and mannerisms using only his voice. You get a real sense of the life that the main character, Will, has to live; the rules he feels he has to follow. This is a very unique and creative take on showcasing the enviornment that Will, and a lot of kids like Will, have to be a part of. The book itself is written in verse, so you do lose the visual experience of reading it, but I think you gain so much with Reynolds' narration. At only about 90 minutes long, this is a must. Available on OverDrive.