GhostPaperback - 2017
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 in a 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?
From Library Staff
There are lots of reasons to run. Three years ago, Castle "Ghost" Crenshaw was right there when his dad pulled a gun on him and his mother. With his father in prison, Ghost finds peace in just running. Otherwise, he seems to get into trouble. A lot. When he decides to join the high scho... Read More »
CRRLTeens Jan 10, 2017
Ghost is used to running away from his troubles, but when he unexpectedly joins a local track team he must learn how to channel his abilities toward a better end.
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You can't run away from who you are, but what you can do is run toward who you want to be.
"Trouble is, you can't run away from yourself." Coach snatched the towel from his shoulder, folded into a perfect square, and set it in the space between us. "Unfortunately," he said, "ain't nobody that fast."
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