Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9781534444959
ISBN: 9781534444959
Editorial: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Autor: Reynolds, Jason
Año de edición: 2020
N° Paginas: 208
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)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: SnitchingDon’t.No matter what.No. 3: RevengeDo.No matter what.But bullets miss. You can get the wrong guy. And there’s always someone else who knows to follow the rules…From School Library JournalGr 9 Up-After witnessing the fatal shooting of his older brother Shawn, 15-year-old Will Holloman must decide whether to follow the rules of his neighborhood that require revenge. Armed with a gun from Shawn's dresser, Will boards his building's elevator and as it descends weighs the gravity of what he is considering doing, the loss that preceded Shawn's death, and the repercussions. At each floor, a new, deceased individual enters and tells their story. Smoky watercolors with rough edges bleed and blend into each other and into unblemished empty spaces in this graphic adaptation of the novel in verse. The all-Black cast of characters is given complexity and nuance, even as they try to live by a code that is figuratively black and white. A denim-blue and white palette depicts those who have passed, while inky black and grays illustrate both the oppressiveness of the neighborhood's rules and the weight of the anguish they inflict upon the community. Pops of color-red for blood and fear, the yellow of a grocery bag smiley face, police tape, and Will's T-shirt-are used sparingly but consistently, as reminders of life and obstacles that carry on past death. Much of the text is internal dialogue, including the conversations between Will and the elevator's occupants. Guns and death are depicted through a fallen body and the spread of blood. No curse words are used. VERDICT Reynolds's words paint pictures of their own in this tragic yet poignant illustrated tale that offers no answers to the seemingly impossible choices some communities face.-Alea Perez, Elmhurst P.L., ILα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.Review*"A moving rendition that stands on its own." -- Kirkus, starred review*"Novgorodoff’s watercolors, which bleed at the edges like pavement stains, match the text in mood and fluency, and by putting faces to characters, they tacitly untangle the web of revenge killings and mistaken identities foundational to the plot." -- BCCB, starred review*"Reynolds’s words paint pictures of their own in this tragic yet poignant illustrated tale that offers no answers to the seemingly impossible choices some communities face." -- School Library Journal, starred review*"Far more than just an illustration of the events of the novel, Novgorodoff’s iteration powerfully cultivates the tone and mood of its source material, demonstrating just how effective and artful comics can be." -- Booklist, starred review"Danica Novgorodoff has done a superb job of graphically capturing the gritty emotions of the original story—the anguish, the cyclical bloodshed, and the terror of the present situation."Highly Recommended -- School Library Connection ― November-December 2020"Reynolds has skillfully edited and rearranged his original verse novel to create room for Novgorodoff’s impressionistic ink and watercolor illustrations to flourish, resulting in an adaptation that feels authentic to its new comics format." -- Horn Book Magazine *STARRED* ― January/February 2021"In his YA novel Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds uses the painful past to reveal the difficulty between doing what you are taught is right and doing what is moral.Danica Novgorodoff's ink-and-watercolor illustrations are
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