by Jason Reynolds
Last year, Jason Reynolds adapted his award-winning young adult novel in verse into a graphic novel beautifully illustrated by Danica Novgordoff. This short but powerful story takes you on an elevator ride down filled with ghosts and difficult life-changing decisions. The graphic novel format is a brilliant way to enjoy the inner monologue, the flashbacks, and the intensity of 15 year old Will's grief at losing his only and favorite brother to a senseless shooting. Jason Reynold's (amazing as always) narration of the audiobook version is a wonderful 2-hour listen. While this story is only a few years old (released in 2018), it's safe to call it a YA classic and there have never been more formats for enjoying it!
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