Ghost

Ghost Review

Running. That's all that Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But never for a track team. Nope, his game has always been ball. But when Ghost impulsively challenges an elite sprinter to a race -- and wins -- the Olympic medalist track coach sees he has something: crazy natural talent. Thing is, Ghost has something else: a lot of anger, and a past that he is trying to outrun. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed and meld with the team, or will his past finally catch up to him?

Title:Ghost
Edition Language:English

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  • Betsy

    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...

  • Donalyn

    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. ...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.Ghost is a deeply moving book with several important messages for young readers. Castle Crenshaw goes by the na...

  • Mike Mullin

    I saw this on some award nomination list--I can't remember which one. And I don't really care which list it was--Ghost ought to win. It should win all the awards. It's a spectacular book with a perfec...

  • Book Riot Community

    This was just a pitch perfect middle grade / youngish YA book that was a total delight from start to finish. I’ve been trying to read some boys marketed to boys to round out my librarian knowledge a...

  • Maggie Stiefvater

    Wish I would have had this book alongside all my Beverly Cleary books back in middle school. Like Cleary, Jason Reynolds clearly remembers what it was to be a kid — the private humiliations, the si...

  • jv poore

    When a 13-year-old boy tells me, "I hate to read. But. Have you read Ghost by Jason Reynolds? 'Cause that's awesome!" I am absolutely adding that to my stack....

  • Camryn

    I've never met a Jason Reynolds book I didn't like. ...

  • Lata

    Jason Reynolds' dialogue and characters feel so real to me, and when the characters do things, even things I don't particularly like, as Ghost does at one point in this story, I follow along, knowing ...

  • Mary Ann

    BOOM! Third time reading this and it still pulls me straight through each time. from a 5th grader today: "I loved how you feel like you're Ghost. You get mad at someone, then forgive them. It feels li...