The award-winning, bestselling verse novel is now a stunning graphic novel with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff.
SHORTLISTED for the CILIP Carnegie Medal
WINNER of the Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal and UKLA
'A masterpiece from beginning to end.' Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give
AND THEN THERE WERE SHOTS
Pressed our lips to the
pavement and prayed
the boom, followed by
the buzz of a bullet,
didn't meet us.
After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Don't cry. Don't snitch. Get revenge. So he gets in the lift with Shawn's gun, determined to follow The Rules. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will's friend who died years ago. And Dani, who was shot years before that. As more people from his past arrive, Will has to ask himself if he really knows what he's doing.
This haunting, lyrical, powerful verse novel will blow you away.
'A heartrending and convincing blank verse narrative.' Sunday Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR
'Astonishing.' Kirkus Reviews
'A tour de force.' Publishers Weekly
'Will attract teenagers who don't consider themselves 'readers'.' The Inis Reading Guide
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Jason Reynolds is a critically acclaimed American writer and poet and winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers.
From Jason: "Here's what I know: I know there are a lot - A LOT - of young people who hate reading. I know that many of these book haters are boys. I know that many of these book-hating boys, don't actually hate books, they hate boredom. So h