(Track: Bk. 4). 4 CDs. 4:50 hrs. S. & S. Audio. Oct. 2018. ISBN 9781508263463. $24.99. digital download.
Gr 3–7—The final title in two-time National Book Award–nominated Reynolds's popular Track tetralogy (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, Lu) is the third of the series voiced by the author's childhood friend and anointed collaborator Guy Lockard. Meet "Lucky Lu," "Lookie Lu," "Lu the Lightning Bolt," who's cocaptain of the middle school Defenders track team. Lu happens to be albino, the miracle child to his parents who are, shockingly, pregnant with a sibling no one ever dreamed would be possible. While Reynolds keeps the spotlight firmly focused on his latest track star, he also manages to provide loyal readers with welcome glimpses into the lives of his previous headliners. Dynamic Lockard ensures aural consistency for the team, including Coach's unique energy. On and off the track, Lu will need to work hard to overcome new challenges, from the 110-meter hurdles to life lessons about integrity—and gold medals.
VERDICT Even the most reluctant readers will be racing through this winning quartet. Libraries should prepare for consistent demand in all formats.

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