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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.

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. 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 read work from him When I saw Look Both Ways

  2. Debbie Debbie 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 kind

  3. Brent Gilson Brent Gilson 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 tha

  4. Emily Gilbow Emily Gilbow 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. Amber K. Amber K. 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 i

  6. Amanda Lee Amanda Lee 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

  7. Kayla Burton Kayla Burton 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. Sami Sami 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. Melanie Melanie 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. Mary Thomas Mary Thomas 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

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