Read Patina (Track, #2) Online Free - Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash. She runs for many reasons—to escape the taunts from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom. She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her “real” mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease that took her mom’s legs will one day take her away forever. So Patty’s also running for her mom, who can’t. But can you ever really run away from any of this? As the stress builds up, it’s building up a pretty bad attitude as well. Coach won’t tolerate bad attitude. No day, no way. And now he wants Patty to run relay…where you have to depend on other people? How’s she going to do THAT?
|Title||:||Patina (Track, #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
August 30, 2017
Even better than Ghost and I loved Ghost. I'm already exciting about the next book in the series. Sunny, perhaps?
August 10, 2017
You cannot be a children’s librarian or an adult children’s book reviewer if you do not constantly remind yourself that you have to read outside your comfort zone on a regular basis. Our current National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, put this far more eloquently when he...
July 29, 2017
Just as brilliant as the first in this series!
August 12, 2017
A perfectly written follow up to Reynolds’ middle grade smash hit GHOST, this title is narrated by Patina, another member of the Defenders Track team.
Thank you to Atheneum/Simon Kids for providing me with a review copy of this book – all opinions are my own.
I’ll start by saying to please read...
September 01, 2017
Another excellent book in the Track series -- equal to or exceeding the first. I loved having a female main character, and such a strong girl she has had to become! Though she is well-cared-for by her aunt and uncle, she is always taking care of her younger sister, Maddy, and always aware of her...
August 06, 2017
Patina is a story of survival. Of keeping on. Family. Connections. Amassing it all around you. Red beads in a multitude of braids. Finger nails painted in a hero’s style. The security in same old, same old turkey wings. Daily car rides filled with chitter chatter. Sunday visits. Patina is a siste...
September 03, 2017
Jason Reynolds continues to be one of my favorite authors.
July 07, 2017
My blog review:
A year ago I received a box of ARCs from Simon & Schuster and, poking around, came across Jason Reynolds' Ghost. While I'd heard a great deal about wunderkind Reynolds and read with respect some of his YA work, that he had a middle grade book coming out was a complete surprise...
August 26, 2017
Cannot wait to share this with kids. Reynolds' writing explodes during race scenes. And Patty's character is richly drawn. She carries such a load, so much responsibility, taking care of her little sister, caring for her mom, navigating school scene that isn't comfortable or rooted in her own cul...
July 20, 2017
Advanced reading courtesy of Edelweiss. Jason Reynolds is a master at getting a character's voice to climb into your head and whisper-read the book with you. I thought I loved Ghost and his foibles. No. Patina is my girl. Don't let her tough exterior fool you. Nope. Underneath, you'll find a seco...