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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: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432865832
Call Number: jLT FIC REY
Characteristics: 265 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Bib Control Number: 1030475


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ArapahoeErinR Oct 13, 2020

A wonderful end to this series!

Lu struggles on the track and at home. Mom is pregnant and the dad has a troubling past that Lu will need to work out how he feels about it. Working his way through all of this he learns about the meaning of integrity and starts to realize how the track team has shaped him.

Jul 01, 2020

Each book in this series was so good!

Jun 02, 2020

Lu Review
Ages: 10-13

Lu is the fastest one on the Defenders track team. Well until Ghost came along, but Lu was still special. Because he was albino and now the co-captain of the Defenders. Lu has a regular week at the track, fighting with Patty, fighting with Aaron, tripping over hurdles, practicing for the championships, and oh yeah getting a baby sister. Lu’s mom has an unexpected pregnancy. Lu is hoping for a boy because he wanted to see how he would’ve looked like if he wasn’t albino, but having a sibling isn’t the only obstacle in Lu’s life. When Lu finds out that his dad sold Coach’s dad his last drugs that killed him Lu gets mad at his dad. Lu asks Ghost if he knew about Coach’s dad, and Ghost said that Coach’s dad sold Coach’s, Olympic Medal for drugs. Hearing this Lu finds his dad and demands an explanation. Will Lu get a proper explanation from his dad? Will the Defenders win the championship? Will Lu conquer the hurdles? Will Lu finally be able to see himself in his baby brother? Or will it be his baby sister? Read the full book to find more.

The parts that I like about this book is that it ties together the 4 book series, Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu. This book has a lot of drama, twists, and turns. If you want to read this book make sure you read the first 3 books to the series or you won’t understand this book.

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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