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Adventure on Whalebone Island by M.A. Wilson
Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event by Jeff Lemire
Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
Habibi by Craig Thompson
If You Find This by Matthew Baker
Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games by Joe Hill
Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
Patina by Jason Reynolds
Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone by Hiro Kamigaki
A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace
Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene
Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham
The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught
Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick

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December 2017 Summary
Five stars in 2017
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It's Monday, What Are You Reading (January 15)

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Patina: 01/08/18

Patina by Jason Reynolds

Patina by Jason Reynolds is the second of the Track series. Patina is the daughter of the woman who lost her legs to diabetes. This is her story — about why she runs and how she juggles her life with her foster parents and her mother.

Patina is a survivor. Her story as a runner pivots on the night her father's death. Although his death is health related, how Patina reacts and copes with his death is similar to Starr after Khalil's. Also like Starr, Patina lives in two worlds and that wears thin on her patience.

I love this series and getting to know how each kid on the team. Reynolds gets kids. His writing continues to be relatable. The next book in the series is Sunny, out in April.

Four stars

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