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Patina

by Reynolds, Jason,

Format: Kindle Book 2017 2017
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Summary
"A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* When Patina Patty Jones, the fastest girl on the Defenders track team, comes in second place in a race a fact she finds unacceptable her rage is so intense that she mentally checks out. In an effort to make her into a team player, Coach assigns her to the 4x800 relay race and makes the relay team do hokey things like waltz in practice to learn each others' rhythms. Pfft. Meanwhile, Patty feels completely out of place at her rich-girl academy. And then there's the really hard stuff. Like how her father died, how her mother got the sugar (diabetes) and it took her legs, and now Patty and her little sister live with their aunt Emily and uncle Tony. Reynolds' again displays his knack for capturing authentic voice in both Patty's inner monologues and the spoken dialogue. The plot races as fast as the track runners in it, and without ever feeling like a book about issues it deftly tackles topics like isolation, diverse family makeup, living with illness, losing a parent, transcending socioeconomic and racial barriers, and perhaps best of all what it's like for a tween to love their little sister more than all the cupcakes in the world. The second entry in the four-book Track series, this serves as a complete, complex, and sparkling stand-alone novel. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Ghost (2016), the semiprequel, was a National Book Award finalist, and this ought to perpetuate Reynolds' hot streak.--Worthington, Becca Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Track ; 2.
Subjects Running Fiction
Track and field Fiction
Stress (Physiology) Fiction
Family psychotherapy Fiction
Diabetes Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Running Juvenile fiction
Track and field Juvenile fiction
Stress (Physiology) Juvenile fiction
Family psychotherapy Juvenile fiction
Diabetes Juvenile fiction
African Americans Juvenile fiction
Family problems Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books2017
2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 5-up.
710L
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource.
ISBN 9781481450201
9781481450201
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