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Lu: 07/27/20

Lu

Lu by Jason Reynolds is the conclusion of the Track series. Lu is the albino on the team and all summer he's been struggling to learn how to run the hurdles. Now at home his mother announces that she's pregnant and his father says Lu will have the honor of naming his baby sister.

When Lu isn't on the track, he's helping his mother at her job. She makes edible sculptures. Her one rule is that Wednesday is her day off. Anyone who orders on Wednesday will get a camel sculpture. No ifs and or buts! If you're curious, camels are made out of bananas and kiwis.

I loved seeing the relationship Lu has with his mother. So many books involve children trying to avoid chores or helping with the family business. Lu genuinely seems to enjoy helping his mother, even if peeling oranges seems a bit tedious at times. Likewise, he's clearly very proud of her.

All in Lu was a nice, quiet ending to a thoroughly delightful series. Track was the series that made me a fan of Jason Reynold's books.

Five stars

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