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.