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Sunny

(2018)
(The third book in the Track series)
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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 of 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 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 Sunny's life hasn't always been sunbeamy-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.

Genre: Children's Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sunny (Track)
Author(s): Jason Reynolds
ISBN: 1-4814-5021-2 / 978-1-4814-5021-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sunny (Track)
Author(s): Jason Reynolds
ISBN: 1-4814-5022-0 / 978-1-4814-5022-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sunny (Track Series, book 3) (Track Series, 3)
Author(s): Jason Reynolds
ISBN: 1-5082-6347-7 / 978-1-5082-6347-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio CD

Title: Sunny (Track)
Author(s): Jason Reynolds
ISBN: 1-5082-4615-7 / 978-1-5082-4615-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sunny: Track, Book 3
Author(s): Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sunny: Track, Book 3
Author(s): Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sunny (Track Book 3)
Author(s): Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA