12 Days of YA Book Recommendations

12 Days of YA Book Recommendations: Day 8 – Verse

December 20, 2020

12 Days of YA Book Recommendations

 On the eighth day of YA Book Recommendations, I’m recommending a powerful novel in verse!

Long Way Down

Wanting to explore novels in verse? Long Way Down is the place to start! It is such a stunning, haunting story that will stay in your mind for many days. The whole story takes place within 60 seconds as Will takes an elevator ride down and decides whether or not he will avenge his brother’s death and continue the cycle. It’s fast, raw, and absolutely brilliant.

Find the book: Goodreads, Bookshop, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, Amazon

Follow along during the 12 Days of YA Book Recommendations!

What are your favorite verse novels? Let me know below in the comments!


  • Reply Danielle Hammelef December 20, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Long Way Down is still one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read. This year The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowing is a novel in verse I keep recommending. I also loved The Truth Project and all of Kwame Alexander’s books. I’m about to start Starfish tonight.

    • Reply Jordan December 24, 2020 at 9:29 PM

      Thank you for all the recs! I rarely read verse, but I definitely have to check these out!

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