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Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowin.......

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages

    Ghost Reviews

  • Hannah Greendale
    Sep 26, 2016

    Ghost is a deeply moving book with several important messages for young readers. Castle Crenshaw goes by the name Ghost, because he's a wicked fast runner. The first time he ran -- truly ran -- he was...

  • Donalyn
    Sep 21, 2016

    You could pass this book to hundreds of kids and they will love it. Delighted that Jason Reynolds is writing a series for middle grade readers, so kids can grow up with his books. ...

  • Betsy
    Aug 10, 2016

    This is a generalization, but in my experience librarians really enjoy reading within their comfort zones. They’ll travel outside of them from time to time but always they return to the books that t...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Sep 27, 2016

    I haven't been reading a lot of MG, but GHOST was awesome. The voice and the writing were just outstanding. GHOST was fantastic. ...

  • Abby Johnson
    Sep 17, 2016

    Jason Reynolds is a master of voice and dialog; the audiobook narration was fantastic. I felt like Ghost was actually sitting with me and telling me the story. I would highly recommend the audio for t...

  • Monica Edinger
    Jul 10, 2016

    Reynold's voice here for Ghost is authentic, consistent, and raises this from an enjoyable beginning to a series to something more. Superb dialog, real situations, fabulous description (I can just see...

  • Jenn Bishop
    Sep 21, 2016

    This book is everything! Seriously. A master class in voice and character. This former track star (okay, I wish, track participant) absolutely loved this story about what we're running from and toward...

  • Joyce Yattoni
    Oct 08, 2016

    This is a quick read. I am always interested in stories where children have to overcome insurmountable odds. Ghost is angry, lives in poverty and is embarrassed on a daily basis because of the kids wh...

  • Beth
    Sep 24, 2016

    It's Newbery reading time, so I picked this up - and color me impressed. By the book, that is. Which is to say: I closed this and did not think of a medal (though I won't be upset if this book wins on...

  • Alicia
    Sep 18, 2016

    The first in a planned series, Reynolds hits middle grade with a fantastic storyline about a boy, Castle aka Ghost, who reminds me of Jack Gantos' characters (or his real life person) that gets in to ...

About Jason Reynolds

After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself. Well, not really talking to himself, but just repeating character names and plot lines he thought of on the train, over and over again, because he’s afraid he’ll forget it all before he