Sunny

Sunny

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 q Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from Na...

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Title:Sunny
Author:Jason Reynolds
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Sunny
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:159 pages pages

Sunny Reviews

  • Abby Johnson
    Apr 26, 2018
    Another hit in the track series. I love this series and the audiobooks are just great. Sunny's kind of a weirdo. He's the master of the mile on his track team and always wins his races, but he doesn't really enjoy it. He runs for his mom who died when he was born. She ran and his dad h...
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Apr 18, 2018
    Sunny Lancaster is one of the fastest members of the Defenders track team. His race is the mile, and he always comes in 1st place. There?s one problem though. Sunny hates to run! He only does it because his father, Darryl, has always encouraged him to run to ?make his mother proud....
  • Desiree
    Apr 23, 2018
    I loved the latest installment of Jason Reynolds's track series. His books explore many difficult issues effecting our kids. Sunny is a young man who excels at running long distances but, doesn't love it. It doesn't fit his personality but he's having a hard time telling his father tha...
  • DaNae
    Jun 03, 2018
    Uniquely Jason Reynolds - boys with vulnerability who don't feel the need to run from it. The diary format more closely mirrors Reynolds' poetry books. But it also keeps the reader at more of a distance to the outside world than the first two books in the series. I wanted more Ghost an...
  • Cindy Dobrez
    Mar 06, 2018
    I loved Ghost and liked Patina and I think I may love Sunny even more than Ghost! This kid won my heart on page nine with a beautiful passage about crying and breathing and not crying and not breathing as he relates that his mother died giving birth to him. I stopped breathing for a lo...
  • Skip
    Nov 28, 2018
    Very weak effort. Disliked the format of "Dear Diary" and Sunny's voice, which sounded fake/contrived. The book jumped all over the place, and because Sunny was homeschooled, there was little else to do but agonize over Sunny's problems at home. The only highlight was Sunny finally doi...
  • Kelly Hager
    Jun 28, 2018
    This is easily my favorite of Jason Reynolds' Track series so far. While all have been great, this one is actually extraordinary.  Sunny's mom died almost immediately after giving birth to him, and so he's felt a lot of pressure his whole life. Because he's basically responsible fo...
  • Alicia
    Feb 16, 2018
    Fast-paces both in its use of white space as Sunny writes in his diary and in how Reynolds keeps us moving through Sunny?s world where his birthday is coming up- which also means that it?s the day his mother died. Sunny has to finally soon share with his coach and his father th...
  • Jen Petro-Roy
    Feb 17, 2018
    I don't think Jason Reynolds can write a bad book. ...
  • Beth
    May 21, 2018
    This is written in Dear Diary format. Sigh. I can't stand Dear Diary format; I find it overly self-aware to the point where it veers into uncomfortably self-conscious. Case in point:Dear Diary, The only thing weirder than me is my teacher creature. Aurelia. I know I said she mig...
  • McKinlay Dennis
    Jul 12, 2018
    i listened to the audiobook and the guy who narrated it really brought Sunny to life. and Sunny was weird! but i loved him! i need to reread all these books back to back once the last one is out. but for now i'm going with 3.5 stars. ...
  • Alexa L
    Apr 11, 2018
    Such an absolutely fantastic third book in one of my favorite series. I know I?m obsessed with Jason Reynolds, but Guy, the narrator absolutely killed it. This audiobook was life changingly great ...
  • steph
    Apr 25, 2018
    I listened to the audio book narrated by Guy Lockard* This book was FANTASTIC. It is the 3rd book in the Track series and it follows 12-year-old Sunny Lancaster, the #1 middle distance runner of the Defenders. Sunny does one thing on the team, he runs and he wins, he runs and he win...
  • Shannon
    Jul 29, 2018
    Sunny is the third book in Jason Reynolds's Track series. The book follows the story of Sunny Lancaster, one of the four newbies on the track team, and picks up a couple weeks after the last book, Patina, left off. Sunny is the star runner of the mile. He runs for his mom who died giv...
  • Bruna Miranda
    Nov 06, 2018
    Segundo livro da #BingoLitNegra terminado! Ouvi o audiobook no final tem uma mini entrevista com o Jason Reynolds e o narrador, Guy Lockard, que são MIGOS de infância <3 A narração é realmente incrível (ele ganhou um prêmio pela narração de Fantasma, o primeiro da série) e...
  • Stefani Sloma
    Mar 18, 2018
    Oh man. Sunny. I've been waiting for your book. Written entirely in diary entries, SUNNY is beautiful, sensitive, and an absolute masterpiece like all of Jason's books. I thought the way that Jason represents Sunny's love of music and dancing, the way that he sees the world, was really...
  • Vanessa
    May 14, 2018
    Sunny was good! It was different than the first two books in the series because Sunny is a very different narrator than Ghost and Patina. This book is told through Sunny's diary entries. He is kind of a weirdo! But in a good way. I liked learning more about his life at home and his rel...
  • Jeimy
    Apr 13, 2018
    My favorite book in the series thus far. As a teacher, I see so many possibilities with this book. The most obvious one is to teach stream of consciousness, but I would love to share this book with students and teachers to foster empathy and understanding of people with ADD or ADHD?t...
  • Aliza Werner
    Apr 07, 2018
    Gobbled SUNNY up from cover to cover this morning. Number 3 in the series makes these kids' lives more real every time. Run. Dance. Throw. Just move. Jason Reynolds, you can do no wrong! Wih-winner! ...
  • Clare Lund
    Apr 14, 2018
    Okay... I liked Ghost and loved Patina, but Sunny is my absolute favorite of the Track series so far! Jason Reynolds dedicated this one "To the weirdos," and aptly so. Sunny's story is told through diary entries, which I found sincere and very relatable. The scattered inner monologue v...
  • Kathy Mathey
    May 13, 2018
    This one might be my favorite ~ maybe because it's Mother's Day and it struck that chord. Love the universal message that we all are trying to find our niche, our place, our people. ...
  • Mary
    Apr 26, 2018
    Reynolds' track series has so much heart and "Sunny" is touching. I cried. Written in diary style the reader gets up close and personal with main character Sunny. We see his odd way with words, clever word play, jumpy trains of thought, and how he talks to himself. Having a direct look...
  • Faith
    Nov 04, 2018
    This author has such a gift for creating characters with unique voices. He doesn't write stereotypes, he writes people. I don't generally read middle grade books, but I think this author is special. I wish that he had been around when I was a kid. The narrator of the audio book was als...
  • Kristen
    Dec 31, 2017
    Edelweiss provided me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sunny's story is very different than that of Ghost or Patina. First, his story is a series of diary entries--a diary he keeps to help control all the thoughts and ideas swirling around in his head. And Sunn...
  • Ashlee Tominey
    Jul 11, 2018
    Oh my goodness this was fantastic! Sunny is WEIRD (his words). And he has so much he carries around and stuffs down. The story is set up as diary entries and it works well. We learn so much about him as he starts to unleash the words and feelings, even switching events in track meets. ...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Apr 23, 2018
    I loved this book so, so much. ...
  • Kiki Cole
    Aug 10, 2018
    I didn?t know that this was the third book of the series until I took it home from the library , but the way it was going, it didn?t seem like it really mattered. I think the flow of Sunny was a bit too erratic and unclear at times. I did enjoy the difference about implementing dis...
  • Magen
    Sep 21, 2018
    I LOVED this book and highly recommend everyone listen to it. It is dedicated to the weirdos and it absolutely made this weirdo feel less alone in the world. Sunny is unique and probably unlike any other character you have read, which makes his story so valuable. While I did not relate...
  • Cassie Thomas
    Apr 10, 2018
    Jason Reynolds has a way with words, as if most of us don?t already know that. The third installment to his Track series, Sunny is an insight into Sunny?s life on and off the track. The best lesson I can take away is when life gets you down, seems hard, be weird like Sunny, and dan...
  • Candychaser21
    Oct 18, 2018
    Book had nothing to do with what the summary in the front said. Author was trying too hard to sound "hip" and "cool". Instead, it just came across as random babbling. There was very little development on any subject, the book jumped all over the place. I also found the ending to be wea...