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It's not the taking part, it's the winning that counts for Patina!
Patty, as she's known to her friends and family, has lost a lot in her life - her dad died when she was young, her mum has lost her legs and now she has to live with her uncle and his wife. On top of that Patty has to go to the poshest school that ever existed. Now her running team has become a relay team and independent I can do everything by myself Patty has to work with her team mates to win.
The real prize is Patina's voice. Powerful without being preachy, her language has a rhythmic pulse filled with humour, wonder and insight New York Times
Reynolds creates a fully dimensional, conflicted character whose hard-earned pragmatism helps her bring her relay team together Kirkus Reviews
|Publication date:||1st August 2019|
|Publisher:||Knights Of Media|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||School Stories, Sporting Stories|
Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. The American Booksellers Association's 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way ...More About Jason Reynolds