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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
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really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2018, ebook, in-verse, ya-contemp

I downloaded this intending on possibly getting to it sometime, but I opened it up out of curiosity and ended up reading the entire thing in about an hour.

I don't have too much to say other than I think this is a really effective coming of age story about how violence and toxic masculinity affects so many young black teens. Reynolds writes really honestly and the directness of this is such a well-needed nudge in the side.

My only issue is that I struggled with the plot of this book a bit because I'm not a fan of books that require the suspension of disbelief, and this straddled that line throughout its duration. I understand the meaningfulness of the actions that occurred, but it's still just a personal preference.
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Reading Progress

January 17, 2018 – Started Reading
January 17, 2018 – Shelved
January 17, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
January 17, 2018 – Finished Reading
July 4, 2018 – Shelved as: ebook
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: in-verse
September 25, 2018 – Shelved as: ya-contemp

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