Lu

by Reynolds, Jason,

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Reynolds
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Reynolds
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CLP - Hazelwood Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Reynolds
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Audiovisual Collection j CD Reynolds
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Reynolds
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Northland Public Library Teen Audiobooks TEEN FIC REYNOLDS (COMPACT DISC)
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Summary

Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team-a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

Lu is your quintessential pretty boy athlete, complete with fancy cleats, sunglasses, and a lot of attitude. The kind of guy you either hero-worship or want to PUNCH. He runs the most loved race-the 400 meter dash-and is crazy talented. He should be-he's been running track since he was small; because he's albino his parents got him involved in sports to help with his confidence. But it sort of backfired-now Lu has confidence to spare, and the swagger hasn't earned him any friends. As in none . Plus, his dad, who also shares his son's penchant for being flashy, has gotten caught up in some type of illegal activity. The Newbies on the team (Ghost, Patina, and Sunny) don't put up with Lu's shining around, but they also don't avoid him like everyone else does. They call him out on his BS, but include him in the horseplay. Will they be the first kids to crack through his armor and see more to him than the cloak of peacock that hides his lack of color?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Lu is the man, the kid, the guy. The one and only. Not only was he a miracle baby but he is albino. He's special down to his gold chains and diamond earrings, but he feels a little less once-in-a-lifetime when his parents tell him they're pregnant again. On top of this sobering news, he's leading the Defenders alongside a cocaptain who isn't pleased about sharing the title; and he's training for the 110-meter hurdles, choking at every leap. As the championship approaches, can he prove his uniqueness one final time? As with the prior titles, the final installment in the four-book Track series is uplifting and moving, full of athletic energy and eye-level insight into the inner-city middle-school track-team experience. While it must be said that Lu has the least distinct voice of the four narrators and given that Reynolds has proven himself to be an absolute master of voice, that is disappointing this story is not a letdown. Virtually every subplot is a moving moral lesson on integrity, humility, or reconciliation, and Reynolds wraps up his powerful series with a surprising ending, all while scattering rewarding details about Ghost, Patina, and Sunny to let the reader truly revel in this multidimensional world as it comes to a close.--Becca Worthington Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Reynolds, Jason. Track. 4.
Subjects Track and field -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Families -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Pregnancy -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Albinos and albinism -- Juvenile sound recordings.
African Americans -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Track and field -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Pregnancy -- Fiction.
Albinos and albinism -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Sports fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York, N.Y.] :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Lockard, Guy, narrator.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Guy Lockard.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label
Description 4 audio discs (5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781508246183
1508246181
9781508263463
1508263469
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