Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds
A cannon. A strap. A piece. Or you can call it a gun. That is what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That's where Will is now heading. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he's after. Or does he?