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Look Both Ways From National Book Award Finalist And New York Times Bestselling Author Jason Reynolds Comes A Novel Told In Ten Blocks, Showing All They Different Directions A Walk Home Can Take.This Story Was Going To Begin Like All The Best Stories With A School Bus Falling From The Sky But No One Saw It Happen They Were All Too Busy Talking About Boogers.Stealing Pocket Change.Skateboarding.Wiping Out.Braving Up.Executing Complicated Handshakes.Planning An Escape.Making Jokes.Lotioning Up.Finding Comfort.But Mostly, Too Busy Walking Home.Jason Reynolds Conjures Ten Tales One Per Block About What Happens After The Dismissal Bell Rings, And Brilliantly Weaves Them Into One Wickedly Funny, Piercingly Poignant Look At The Detours We Face On The Walk Home, And In Life.

  • ebook
  • 208 pages
  • Look Both Ways
  • Jason Reynolds
  • English
  • 10 October 2017

About the Author: Jason Reynolds

After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself Well, not really talking to himself, but just repeating character names and plot lines he thought of on the train, over and over again, because he s afraid he ll forget it all before he

10 thoughts on “Look Both Ways

  1. says:

    I received an ARC of this book at BEA, in exchange for an honest review 2.5 stars I loved Reynolds previous book Long Way Done , it was incredible and I was excited to read work from him When I saw Look Both Ways at BEA I was super excited to pick it up So this book is a middle grade novel that is a tale told in ten blocks Such an interest concept This showcases the lives of young kids, their neighborhoods and their friendships with others Honestly, I was let down by this book in a lot of aspects I expected there to be of a powerful message or showing even struggles that kids go through around this age, then there were And messages and some issues they face are prevalent just not at the degree that I think they could have been Though this book does mention some issues the children are facing For example, things that are mentioned are cancer and homophobia This is middle grade so I do not expect it to go too in depth with these issues but it was so lovely to see the way the children supported Bit s mom during chemo I also liked how someone stuck up for one boy who kissed another boy But it did not really have many discussions about that Plus there was some bullying in regards to that part of the book as well I feel like this will be a real hit or miss book for people On one hand, it deals with some important issues, has nice writing, and fleshed out characters On the other hand, I think it could have been a lot better I think they could...

  2. says:

    Look Both Ways is ten stories of students in one school Some of them know each other well and some just as acquaintances There are bullies, and friends, and first loves There are family dramas and just different kinds of families This is a deftly written story for young people, about young ...

  3. says:

    I loved this story, or I guess the series of stories woven together I loved each of the characters individually Reynolds writes in a way that makes you want to get of their story than just one chapter Awesome book that I plan to buy multiple copies of.

  4. says:

    This was such an interesting read I love the way Jason Reynolds tells a story and the way he was able to weave ten stories together with this novel.

  5. says:

    I loved the short story concept in this book and how they all slightly tied together I think this would be fun to use in reading groups or book talk it by reading one of the short stories then raffle for who gets to read it first This is definitely a must have this fall for grades 4 and up

  6. says:

    Jason Reynolds is a master storyteller This book seems simple short stories about kids walking home from school But the way he weaves so much into each the story is beautiful This should be used as a master piece in writing classes I m...

  7. says:

    I got an ARC of Look Both Ways at BEA last month This book was so good It s ten different stories of middle schoolers walking home from school Some were really funny, some made me cry All of them felt honest.

  8. says:

    Ten snapshots into the life of middle schoolers over the course of ten blocks, Look Both Ways is another Jason Reynolds masterpiece Effortless, quirky prose with quick and careful character building.

  9. says:

    This is my favorite Jason Reynolds to date Young kids dealing with great big huge life things and making sense of them with the diamond sharp clarity that accompanies innocence Every chapter broke my heart and made it grow.

  10. says:

    Jason Reynolds has become a writer whose prose feels familiar and from whom I ve come to expect excellence His prose has a richness that warrants second and third readings It often takes me longer to read his books because I want it all to sink in LOOK BOTH WAYS is certainly no exception There are a lot of short story collections these days and to be honest they have mixed circulations in my library I think kids will really enjoy this one especially some of the t...

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