Genre: historical fiction, coming of age
Key Stage: KS3
The Race by Roy Peachey (2021)
About the book: this book follows a Chinese girl adopted by British people name Lily. She loves to run. With an extra special sports day upcoming, she needs to train extra hard. It is not just on the track she needs to face her competitors; she also faces racist mind games. She finds out about a man named Eric Liddell who, like her, was born in China then adopted by British parents and loved to run winning gold for England.
Positives: I found this book interesting because it is about sports and the Olympics which everyone loves to watch and it follows the life of two people who are 70 years apart but have many similarities.
Reviewer: Dawud Hussain, Year 8