Long Way Down (Book Review)

Long Way Down (Book Review)

Long Way Down book review

This book is about a very serious subject– gang violence and codes of revenge– but it is written in a very approachable way, in poetry. It is extremely well done, and is a short but powerful read that packs a moral punch. I read the whole thing in an hour, and last evening my book group had a wonderful discussion about it.

This would be a good read from teens on up, highlighting critical thinking and the slight tipping points where choices lie. Should one follow an expected vicious cycle, or is there another acceptable option?  What rules do you follow without question?   What happens in the end?  What Will Will do?

I recommend this for putting you quickly in someone else’s shoes. I give this pithy poetry book five stars.

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