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 Patina
 Author: Reynolds, Jason


 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 233 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 748789 ISBN: 9781481450188
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Subjects:
 Running -- Fiction
 Track and field -- Fiction
 Self-realization -- Fiction
 Coaches (Athletics) -- Fiction
 African Americans -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
Book 2--Although Patina is the only "newbie" girl on the Defenders track team, she can flash past anyone in the eight-hundred meter. But no amount of speed seems to be able to help her outrun the demons that plague her.

Series:
Track, Bk. 2


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 191429
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 71736

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/17)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/09/17)
   Booklist (+) (08/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/17)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/11/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2017 *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. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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