Series: Track #3
- Package Weight: about 2.3 pounds.
Product DescriptionSunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds.
Sunny is the main character in this novel, the third of four books in Jason Reynolds electrifying middle grade series.
Sunny is just that - sunny. Always ready with a goofy smile and something nice to say, Sunny is the chillest dude on the Defenders team. But his life hasn't always been sun beamy-bright. You see, Sunny is a murderer. Or at least he thinks of himself that way. His mother died giving birth to him, and based on how Sunny's dad treats him - ignoring him, making Sunny call him Darryl, never Dad - it's no wonder Sunny thinks hes to blame. It seems the only thing Sunny can do right in his dads eyes is win first place ribbons running the mile, just like his mom did. But Sunny doesn't like running, never has. So he stops. Right in the middle of a race.
With his relationship with his dad now worse than ever, the last thing Sunny wants to do is leave the other newbies - his only friends - behind. But you cant be on a track team and not run. So Coach asks Sunny what he wants to do. Sunnys answer? Dance. Yes, dance. But you also can't be on a track team and dance.
Then, in a stroke of genius only Jason Reynolds can conceive, Sunny discovers a track event that encompasses the hard beats of hip-hop, the precision of ballet, and the showmanship of dance as a whole: the discus throw. But as he practices for this new event, can he let go of everything that's been eating him up inside?
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(From the Middle-School Real-Life Stories shelf.)