Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel

Jason Reynolds with Danica Novgorodoff (Illustrator)

fiction comics graphic novel young adult
challenging emotional fast-paced

208 pages

Jason Reynolds's Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff.

Will's older brother, Shawn, has been shot.
Dead.
Will feels a sadness so great, he can't explain it. But in his neighborhood, there are THE RULES:

No. 1: Crying.
Don't.
No matter what.

No. 2: Snitching
Don't.
No matter what.

No. 3: Revenge
Do.
No matter what.

But bullets miss. You can get the wrong guy. And there's always someone else who knows to follow the rules...

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Moods

emotional 89%
reflective 61%
dark 53%
sad 53%
tense 45%
challenging 43%
inspiring 11%
mysterious 8%
hopeful 7%
informative 5%
adventurous 1%
funny 0%

Pace

fast 85%
medium 10%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 43% | N/A: 7% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.31