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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks From National Book Award Finalist And New York Times Bestselling Author Jason Reynolds Comes A Novel Told In Ten Blocks, Showing All The Different Directions A Walk Home Can TakeThis 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

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 gets home.

10 thoughts on “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

  1. Betsy Betsy says:

    This review was going to begin like all the best reviews With a new Jason Reynolds books falling from the sky Falling from the sky is probably a bit hyperbolic, but that s what it feels like whenever a new Reynolds

  2. Larry H Larry H says:

    For many children, when the bell rings at the end of the day, it signifies excitement, the start of fun and adventure When children walk home from school, the freedoms are sometimes greater since they re not limited

  3. Julie Zantopoulos Julie Zantopoulos says:

    Very consumable stories that are all hard hitting, impactful, and essential for middle grade readers However, it does cover some really intense topics like bullying, homophobia, parents with cancer, the death of siblin

  4. Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin says:

    A great children s book with an interesting structure each chapter is about a different child or set of children walking home from school.

  5. Julia Sapphire Julia Sapphire 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 readwork from him When I saw Look Both Ways at BEA I w

  6. Kelly Kelly says:

    Go into this one knowing it s a series of short stories linked together because all of the kids go to the same school There are characters who cross over and reappear, but this isn t about how they intersection, necessarily

  7. Krista Regester Krista Regester says:

    10 short stories that all share a common connection Jason Reynolds Can I get an amen

  8. Sahitya Sahitya says:

    I m somewhere between a 3 and a 3.5 I ve always wanted to read a Jason Reynolds book because I ve heard him speak on multiple occasions and he is amazing So when this book was nominated for the National Book Award, I decided to

  9. Jazmen Jazmen says:

    I often hear it said that writers are bred, and sure you can breed some decent writers with whatever amount of work it requires, but I think the most gifted writers are born.Jason Reynolds is the latter He s naturally good at writ

  10. Traci at The Stacks Traci at The Stacks says:

    I loved this book Reynolds is so observant and his stories are so specific and subtle Which is especially rare in work for young people The characters are real and contain their own traumas without this being a book about trauma.

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