Book - 2018 | First edition
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"Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu's way--literally and not-so-literally--and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481450249
Branch Call Number: J FICTION REYNOLDS
Characteristics: 218 pages ; 22 cm


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Lu was born to be cocaptain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that’s got nothing to do with being a track star. Lu has swagger, plus the talent to back it up, and with all that—not to mention the gold chains and diamond earrings—no one’s gonna outshine him.

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Feb 10, 2019

A great closing chapter in Jason Reynolds' Track series. Lu has undergone a complete transformation from the arrogant lone wolf of book 1 to co-captain of the team. We learn more about his life growing up as an albino. I learned more about albinism in this book than I ever knew before. I had never even thought about it before.

While that would be enough to mark Lu out for struggle, Reynolds goes a step further in going into the backstory of Lu's father, a reformed drug dealer. He gives a brutally honest look at how drugs can ruin lives, and the scars they can leave even once you walk away from that life. Everything ties up with an almost forgotten plot thread from book 1. A satisfying ending in so many ways.


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