Look Both Ways
Middle Grade, Young Adult
Short Stories, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary
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.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
But mostly, too busy walking home.
Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and weaves them into a look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.