Ghost
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Ghost

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Running. That's all that Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But never for a track team. Nope, his game has always been ball. But when Ghost impulsively challenges an elite sprinter to a race -- and wins -- the Olympic medalist track coach sees he has something: crazy natural talent. Thing is, Ghost has something else: a lot of anger, and a past that he is trying to outrun. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed and meld with the team, or will his past finally catch up to him?

Title:Ghost
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1481450158
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages

    Ghost Reviews

  • Betsy
    Jul 18, 2016

    This is a generalization, but in my experience librarians really enjoy reading within their comfort zones. They’ll travel outside of them from time to time but always they return to the books that t...

  • Donalyn
    Sep 21, 2016

    You could pass this book to hundreds of kids and they will love it. Delighted that Jason Reynolds is writing a series for middle grade readers, so kids can grow up with his books. ...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Sep 26, 2016

    Ghost is a deeply moving book with several important messages for young readers. Castle Crenshaw goes by the name Ghost, because he's a wicked fast runner. The first time he ran -- truly ran -- he was...

  • Mike Mullin
    Nov 10, 2016

    I saw this on some award nomination list--I can't remember which one. And I don't really care which list it was--Ghost ought to win. It should win all the awards. It's a spectacular book with a perfec...

  • Book Riot Community
    Oct 27, 2016

    This book is the first of Jason Reynolds’s middle grade series about track, and what a beginning this is. Ghost, otherwise known as Castle Crenshaw, is a boy on the run, a kid who runs fast and does...

  • Raina
    Jan 31, 2017

    When I go out to the schools to booktalk, twelve books in tow, I occasionally get the question of which of the year's books is my personal favorite. I have a couple favorites this year (like most year...

  • Monica Edinger
    Jul 01, 2016

    Reynold's voice here for Ghost is authentic, consistent, and raises this from an enjoyable beginning to a series to something more. Superb dialog, real situations, fabulous description (I can just see...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Sep 27, 2016

    I haven't been reading a lot of MG, but GHOST was awesome. The voice and the writing were just outstanding. GHOST was fantastic. ...

  • Abby Johnson
    Sep 17, 2016

    Jason Reynolds is a master of voice and dialog; the audiobook narration was fantastic. I felt like Ghost was actually sitting with me and telling me the story. I would highly recommend the audio for t...

  • Beth
    Sep 24, 2016

    It's Newbery reading time, so I picked this up - and color me impressed. By the book, that is. Which is to say: I closed this and did not think of a medal (though I won't be upset if this book wins on...