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4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Reynolds Narrator: Heather Alicia Simms Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Track Series Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9781508236498
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A YALSA (YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY SERVICES ASSOCIATION) 2018 AMAZING AUDIOBOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS SELECTION!

A New York Times Notable Children’s Book

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. 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.

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? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Excellent…Reynolds’s ability to weave story lines in Patina’s life across both particular and universal ground—race and class, acceptance and grief, loyalty and individuality—is seamless and moving…Readers will cheer her on, as much for her sass and wit as for her vulnerability and willingness to grapple with life.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Narrator Heather Alicia Simms animates the complex character of Patina…Simms captures Patty’s many moods—her sassiness within the security of her running team, her anxiety when she doesn’t perform perfectly, her disdain for the snooty girls at the rich-girl academy she attends, and her tenderness for her baby sister. Simms also skillfully renders the minor characters in the story and captures its rhythms and pacing. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Patty’s story is an invitation to grapple with the need to belong, socioeconomic status, and the dangers of jumping to conclusions..A winning story.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Reynolds creates a fully dimensional, conflicted character whose hard-earned pragmatism helps her bring her relay team together, negotiate the social dynamics of the all-girl, mostly white private school she attends, and make the best of her unusual family lot. Another stellar lap—readers will be eager to see who’s next.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Notable Book for Children
  • A YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Kristie | 1/26/2018

    " This is a really sweet story. I did enjoy it. It was just a bit short. "

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About the Author

Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. He is a bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His debut novel was When I Was the Greatest and was followed by Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); As Brave As You; Jump Anyway; and the first two books in the Track series, Ghost and Patina.

About the Narrator

Heather Alicia Simms is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, finalist for an Audie Award, and an actress. Her filmography includes Broken Flowers, Flutter Kick, Shock Act, Kingscounty, Head of State, Third Watch, and others. She also provided voice acting for the video game Red Dead Revolver.