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By Jason Reynolds
"In Long Way Down, 15-year-old Will Holloman sets out to kill his brother's murderer. Most of the tale takes place during a 60-second elevator trip. The man behind the thriller: Jason Reynolds, a National Book Award nominee who read more poetry than fiction growing up. That might explain why his novel looks like a collection of poems but is actually one continuous, riveting story."