Summary: Fifteen-year-old Will shoved a gun 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 Will descends in the elevator, various people get on. These people make Will's trip very interesting.
Mrs. Lopez's Take: After reading Ghost, I wanted to read another Jason Reynolds book. This one is much more serious than his Running Series (to include the book Ghost). The story is very creative. This story is definitely for older students. The mature content could be too much for younger readers. None the less, this story was so intriguing with each chapter leaving you want to know more. The story is one that you need to figure out as you go along. It is not just a simple story of someone descending an elevator. The meaning is so much more. Written in poetry form, this story is a quick read. Another great story by Jason Reynolds.
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