Summary: 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?
Mrs. Lopez's Take: Jason Reynolds is one of my very favorite authors. His writing is so real and authentic to his characters' experiences. Not only does this book present a very serious reality for Ghost, it does it with humor. At one point I was literally laughing out loud. This story is thoughtful and emotional. If it is written by Jason Reynolds it is sure to be a great read!
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