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Publisher Description

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 a brand-new 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?

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2016
August 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
2.6
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5 and Above

Customer Reviews

~•karoline😌✨ ,

decent book 👌🏼

the beginning had me fascinated; pretty much the reason why i wanted to read it. it took me awhile to like the main part, though; cause it had been my first time reading something about track. the ending kind of made me disappointe cause it left us on a cliffhanger. overall, pretty decent book. good job, Jason 👏🏼👏🏼

Arnie from Siena ,

Ghost

Fantastic book . Reminded me of my first days in track . Yes , track solved a lot of my problems when I was growing up .
Inspirational . .. even to a old man like me .
When does the movie come out?

Doggies are the best ,

Great but...

This was great book but the ending slightly ruined the book.

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