Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Armed with a gun, Will is set on avenging his brother’s murder. That’s the rules of the streets. A rule that only perpetuates the cycle. As the elevator descends, each floor unleashes a new ghost with a different view point on whether he should get revenge or not. Does good prevail or will Will succumb to the hell that is living in the streets ruled by gangs and violence? Written in stunning prose that articulate the insanity of human emotion when someone is taken from you, when circumstance of society takes them from you. Reynolds weaves reality, conversation, and the supernatural into his poetry.