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    Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds – Illustrated by Chris Priestley 

    Will knows The Rules. He knows that when someone you love gets shot there are three simple rules to get through the days. So when his brother Shawn is shot and killed, Will gets on them straight away.  Rule number 1 – no crying. Not a single tear. Rule number 2 – No Snitching. Not to the police, your mum or anyone. Rule number three – Get Revenge. Find the one who pulled the trigger and pull one right back at them.  So will jumps in the elevator and presses L. L for Loser. L for Lobby. L for a Long Way Down. Can Will’s journey to street level change…

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    I Predict a Riot – Catherine Bruton

    “It’s been a year since everything happened, but I still have bad dreams. Dreams of last summer – of me and Tokes and Little Pea – in the park, under the arches, racing through burning streets on the night the city was in flames. Its like a movie running through my head- the same on night after night. Then I wake up to the sound of waves and I remember how the story ends.” Amateur film-maker Maggie thinks she is invisible behind her camera, she thinks no one notices when she walks down Coronation Road recording the clashing of culture it presents. When one day she records the start of…