It’s not the taking part, it’s the winning that counts for Patina! Patty, as she’s known to her friends, has lost her dad and her mum has lost her legs. Now she has to go to the posh school and her run team has become a relay team. Independent “I can do it all” Patty has to work with her team mates to win.It’s not the taking part, it’s the winning that counts for Patina! Patty, as she’s known to her friends and family, has lost a lot in her life - her dad died when she was young, her mum has lost her legs and now she has to live with her uncle and his wife. On top of that Patty has to go to the poshest school that ever existed. Now her running team has become a relay team and independent “I can do everything by myself” Patty has to work with her team mates to win.
“The real prize is Patina’s voice. Powerful without being preachy, her language has a rhythmic pulse filled with humour, wonder and insight” – NEW YORK TIMES; "Reynolds creates a fully dimensional, conflicted character whose hard-earned pragmatism helps her bring her relay team together" – KIRKUS REVIEWS
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 15mm