Ghost
Ghost
Goodreads4.2 / 5
The Definitive Guide to

Ghost

Written by Jason Reynolds
Book #1 in the Track Series
Published by Atheneum Books
Prices as of Sep 27

What's Ghost About

Publisher Summary

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award-winning author Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team–a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons–it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems–and running away from them–until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?

What Kind of Book is Ghost

Topics

Categories

Race, Ethnicities, & Nationalities

Reviews

    Book Lists That Include Ghost

    The Creative Behind the Book

    What Has Jason Reynolds Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! You should let Jason Reynolds know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    What is Ghost's real name?
    1. A
      Red Johnson
    2. B
      Castle Cranshaw
    3. C
      Brandon Jackson
    Take the book quiz!

    Discover All the Books in the Track Series

      Patina
      Patina
      Sunny
      Sunny
      Lu
      Lu
      Ghost
      Ghost
      See All Books

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Ghost

      Beverly, Right Here
      Kate DiCamillo
      Then Again, Maybe I Won't
      Judy Blume
      Knockout
      K. A. Holt
      Pay Attention, Carter Jones
      Gary D. Schmidt
      Sadiq and the Fun Run
      Anjan Sarkar, Siman Nuurali
      Taylor Before and After
      Jennie Englund
      So Done
      Paula Chase
      My Life as a Gamer
      Janet Tashjian, Jake Tashjian
      The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel
      6.0
      Natasha Lowe
      Replay
      5.0
      Sharon Creech

    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781481450164
    Publication Date
    August 29, 2017
    Page Count
    208
    Reading Age
    10 - 13 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016029678
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1481450166
    Lexile® Level
    730L

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 62%

    More than halfway there—keep going!

    Depth Score - 18%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.

    Top Contributors
    01
    @booksnobmom
    15