Patina by Jason Reynolds audiobook

Patina

By Jason Reynolds
Read by Heather Alicia Simms

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Track Series: Book 2

5.77 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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2018 Audie Award Finalist 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 forher 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?

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Summary

Summary

A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Middle-Grade Fiction Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times Notable Book for Children

A YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

2018 Audie Award Finalist

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 forher 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“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
“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)

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Author

Author Bio: Jason Reynolds

Author Bio: Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books The Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys, cowritten with Brendan Kiely; As Brave As You, his middle-grade debut; and National Book Award finalist Ghost, the first in a four-book series about kids on an elite track team.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.77
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English