Book Series

Track Books

In order from Ghost to Lu
Ghost
Patina
Sunny
Lu
Ghost
chapter • 208 Pages
Ghost
6.0
#1 in Series
Book #1

Ghost

Written by Jason Reynolds
10 - 13
Reading age
208
Page count
Aug 29, 2017
Publication date
Paperback
$7.99
$7.43

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?

Primary Tags

runningreaching your potential (self-actualization)track and field

Track Series

Published from 2017 - 2019
4 books
chapter • 208 Pages
Ghost
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
chapter • 256 Pages
Patina
#2 in Series
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
chapter • 192 Pages
Sunny
#3 in Series
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
chapter • 240 Pages
Lu
#4 in Series
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
Year#TitlePages
20171Ghost208
20182Patina256
20193Sunny192
20194Lu240

The Creative Behind the Books

    Author
    Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Reynolds is also the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

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