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Sunny / Jason Reynolds.

Reynolds, Jason, (author.).



Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. 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. They all have a lot to lose, but they all have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Sunny is the main character in this novel, the third of four books in Jason Reynold's 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 Sunny's 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 he's to blame. It seems the only thing Sunny can do right in his dad's 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 can't be on a track team and not run. So Coach asks Sunny what he wants to do. Sunny's 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 hits of hip-hop, the precision of ballet, and the showmanship of dance as a whole: the discus throw. As Sunny practices the discus, learning when to let go at just the right time, he'll let go of everything that's been eating him up inside, perhaps just in time.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781481450218
  • ISBN: 1481450212
  • ISBN: 9781481450225
  • ISBN: 1481450220
  • Physical Description: 159 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 up.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader Level 4.5.
Lexile 700L.
Subject: Track and field athletes > Psychology > Juvenile fiction.
Track and field > Juvenile fiction.
Dance > Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons > Juvenile fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Home schooling > Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem > Juvenile fiction.
Track and field > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
Home schooling > Fiction.
Self-esteem > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Sports & Recreation > General.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Adolescence.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Friendship.
Dysfunctional families.
Fathers and sons.
Home schooling.
Track and field.
Track and field athletes > Psychology.
Track athletics > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Juvenile works.

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