Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Patina

 
Patina
By Jason Reynolds
Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017. Fiction. 233 p
Patty hates to lose.  She has lost a lot in her short lifetime.  She lost her father and later her home when her mother lost her legs to diabetes.  Now Patty and her sister live with their auntie, and Patty is starting to find friendship and purpose on an elite track team. Will her drive to win drive away the people who matter most?

This is a companion volume to Reynold's award winning book, Ghost.  Ghost appears in this book, but this book can also stand alone.  Patty is a great character, with a kind and resilient heart. Readers will cheer her on as she navigates life's tricky twists and turns on and off the track.


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