Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WoW: Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

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.
     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.

Published by: Atheneum
Expected Publication: October 8, 2019

Why I'm Waiting: I will read anything by Jason Reynolds lol But also, I love when authors can tell several small stories and then bring them all into one large story. It seems like it takes serious skill and I'm always impressed when someone can do it. I guess I'm not surprised the great Jason Reynolds attempted it and (I'm sure) succeeded.

What are you waiting on this week? 
Will you be waiting on this book? 
Let me know in the comments! 


  1. Very nice! Feel confident that you're going love this one like all his others!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I like that this is vignette style but what is going on with this bus??