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Ghost

Written by Jason Reynolds
Book #1 in the Track Series
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10 - 13
Reading age
208
Page count
730L
Lexile measure
Aug 29, 2017
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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?

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Book Details

ISBN
9781481450164
Publication Date
August 29, 2017
Publisher
Atheneum Books
Page Count
208
Audience
Middle Grade
Reading Age
10 - 13 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2016029678
Lexile® Level
730L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~Q
Est. ATOS® Book Level
~4.7

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