Long Way Down Characters

Jason Reynolds
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Will Holloman

Will is a 15-year-old boy. He is distraught over his older brother Shawn’s recent death. He refuses to show his emotions about this traumatic situation in an attempt to comply with the societal rules established by the people in his neighborhood.

Will decides to shoot Carlson Riggs, who he believes killed Shawn. He bases this decision on another unspoken rule within his neighborhood, which requires him to seek revenge on the person who killed his loved one. He blindly makes this choice out of a feeling of obligation to comply with the rules. However, he is not a violent person and quickly begins to doubt his decision, as he rides in the elevator.

On the way down from his family’s apartment when Will is planning on shooting Carlson Riggs, he encounters people who enter the elevator on every floor. His encounters with each person who...

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