Long Way Down

Long Way Down
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1481438271
ISBN 13: 9781481438278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Way Down Book Review:

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review) “Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds’s electrifying novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved 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 the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that’s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn’s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn’t know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck’s in the elevator? Just as Will’s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Will doesn’t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if Will gets off that elevator. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.

A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down
Author: Nick Hornby
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-05-02
ISBN 10: 9781594481932
ISBN 13: 1594481938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Long Way Down Book Review:

A wise, affecting novel from the beloved, award-winning author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity, and About A Boy. Nick Hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they’ve reached the end of the line. In four distinct and riveting first-person voices, Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice, circumstance, and their own mortality. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances.

Long Way Down

Long Way Down
Author: Krista Ritchie,Becca Ritchie
Publsiher: K.B. Ritchie
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2015-11-20
ISBN 10: 0990622584
ISBN 13: 9780990622581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Way Down Book Review:

With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple — their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media. Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy’s resilience and shape their future together. They promise: To never slow down. To never compromise who they are. To never abandon their love for each other. But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn’t even take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers more than just his health. With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown in this epic final conclusion to the Addicted series.

Long Way Down

Long Way Down
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1481438255
ISBN 13: 9781481438254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Way Down Book Review:

As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone
Author: Ishmael Beah
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 0143190369
ISBN 13: 9780143190363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Long Way Gone Book Review:

At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal. This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

Long Way Down

Long Way Down
Author: Charley Boorman,Ewan McGregor
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-11
ISBN 10: 1405529083
ISBN 13: 9781405529082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Way Down Book Review:

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty they tell their story - the drama, the dangers and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder.

The Long Way Down

The Long Way Down
Author: Craig Schaefer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2016-05
ISBN 10: 9780990339311
ISBN 13: 0990339319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Way Down Book Review:

Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control. Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn't entirely human. Then there's Caitlin: brilliant, beautiful, and the lethal right hand of a demon prince. A man named Faust should know what happens when you rub shoulders with demons. Still Daniel can't resist being drawn to Caitlin's flame as they race to unlock the secret of the Etruscan Box, a relic that people all over town are dying -- and killing -- to get their hands on. As the bodies drop and the double-crosses pile up, Daniel will need every shred of his wits, courage and sheer ruthlessness just to survive. Daniel Faust knew he was standing with one foot over the brink of hell. He's about to find out just how far he can fall.

Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 1481438298
ISBN 13: 9781481438292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Look Both Ways Book Review:

"A collection of ten short stories that all take place in the same day about kids walking home from school"--

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0525555366
ISBN 13: 9780525555360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turtles All the Way Down Book Review:

Aza Holmes, a high school student with obsessive-compulsive disorder, becomes focused on searching for a fugitive billionaire.

Long Way Round

Long Way Round
Author: Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman,Robert Uhlig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-11-01
ISBN 10: 0743499344
ISBN 13: 9780743499347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Way Round Book Review:

The popular actors recount their three-month, 20,000-mile motorbike journey from London to New York through three continents and some of the harshest terrain on Earth.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: Lynda Edwards
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 1292310561
ISBN 13: 9781292310565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outsiders Book Review:

Deviant King

Deviant King
Author: Rina Kent
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN 10: 9781685450229
ISBN 13: 1685450229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deviant King Book Review:

The villain isn't supposed to be king.I have a simple plan.Finish Royal Elite School and get into my dream university.One glance from the school's king blows my plan up in smoke.One glance and he suffocates my air.One glance and he issues his death sentence.His first words spiral my life into irreparable chaos."I will destroy you."Everything about Aiden King is black.Black mind.Black heart.Black soul.I should've remained quiet and endured the time I have left.I didn't.I made the irrevocable mistake of provoking the king on his throne.The devil in his hell.And now, I'll pay the price.Being hated by Aiden King is dangerous.But being wanted by him is lethal.Deviant King is book one of Royal Elite Series. This is a dark high school bully romance, mature new adult, and contains dubious situations that some readers might find offensive. Aiden isn't the normal romance hero. In fact, he's not a hero at ALL. So please don't read this if any of that bothers you.This book is part of a trilogy and is NOT standalone. The entire trilogy is available.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Renard Press Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-06-24
ISBN 10: 1913724093
ISBN 13: 9781913724092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To the Lighthouse Book Review:

Described by Virginia Woolf herself as ‘easily the best of my books’, and by her husband Leonard as a ‘masterpiece’, To the Lighthouse, first published in 1927, is one of the milestones of Modernism. Set on the Isle of Skye, over a decade spanning the First World War, the narrative centres on the Ramsay family, and is framed by Mrs Ramsay’s promise to take a trip to the lighthouse the next day – a promise which isn’t to be fulfilled for a decade. Flowing from character to character and from year to year, the novel paints a moving portrait of love, loss and perception. Bearing all the hallmarks of Woolf’s prose, with her delicate handling of the complexities of human relationships, To the Lighthouse has earned its reputation – frequently appearing in lists of the best novels of the twentieth century, it has lost not an iota of brilliance.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1877527815
ISBN 13: 9781877527814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alice in Wonderland Book Review:

Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.

Deepfake

Deepfake
Author: Sarah Darer Littman
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1338178253
ISBN 13: 9781338178258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deepfake Book Review:

What happens when anyone can make a video of you saying anything?

The Help

The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-02-10
ISBN 10: 1440697663
ISBN 13: 9781440697661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Help Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Kiss the Sky

Kiss the Sky
Author: Krista Ritchie,Becca Ritchie
Publsiher: K.B. Ritchie
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN 10: 0989339254
ISBN 13: 9780989339254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kiss the Sky Book Review:

A virgin "ice queen" heiress & The arrogant god who wants to melt her Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she's a Princeton graduate, an Academic Bowl champion, a fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul. But with a sex addict as a sister and roommate, nothing comes easy. When Rose's fashion line is in peril, she plans an unconventional solution to save it. Making matters more intense, she agreed to be in a real relationship with her "godly" college rival. And now they're living together. ​For the first time. At twenty-four, Connor Cobalt bulldozes weak men. Confident and smart-as-hell, Connor vows to help Rose outside of the bedroom and inside. But melting this ice queen is a challenge no one has been able to win. ​ This Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature audiences only.

When I Was the Greatest

When I Was the Greatest
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 1442459492
ISBN 13: 9781442459496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When I Was the Greatest Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds, a “funny and rewarding” (Publishers Weekly) coming-of-age novel about friendship and loyalty across neighborhood lines and the hardship of life for an urban teen. A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don’t really mess with. The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing. Nah, not his thing. Ali’s got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. His best friend Noodles, though. Now there’s a dude looking for trouble—and, somehow, it’s always Ali around to pick up the pieces. But, hey, a guy’s gotta look out for his boys, right? Besides, it’s all small potatoes; it’s not like anyone’s getting hurt. And then there’s Needles. Needles is Noodles’s brother. He’s got a syndrome, and gets these ticks and blurts out the wildest, craziest things. It’s cool, though: everyone on their street knows he doesn’t mean anything by it. Yeah, it’s cool…until Ali and Noodles and Needles find themselves somewhere they never expected to be…somewhere they never should've been—where the people aren’t so friendly, and even less forgiving.

Wonder

Wonder
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 1524720194
ISBN 13: 9781524720193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonder Book Review:

"Now a major motion picture! Includes full-color movie photos and exclusive content!"--Dust jacket.