Parents' Guide to

Sunny: Track, Book 3

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Runner finds own way to grieve in unique series volume.

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age 12+

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age 12+

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This distinctly different book for a distinctly different character delves into what makes the "weird kid" tick, more like like what makes him tick, tick, boom, and whoosh. The protagonist of Sunny has a weird life being homeschooled with a dad who makes Sunny call him by his first name. And Sunny speaks in a unique way -- using onomatopoeia (words made from sounds) to describe everything from feelings to situations to movement. This can be jarring at first, but considering Sunny is also a dancer, it begins to make sense and readers will get into the groove. Previous teammates from the Track series make brief appearances, but the book has its own vibe separate from the others and the track for which the series is named.

Parents and teachers will like the opportunity to explore how sounds can be used as words and the opportunity to discuss grief and healing. Kids will enjoy Sunny's quirks and find strength to forge their own life moves using Sunny's example.

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