Ghost

Ghost

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
ISBN:9781481450157
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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


    Ghost Reviews

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Camryn

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

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

    A total delight from start to finish, Ghost is a deceptively simple story about 13-year-old urban black kid Castle Crenshaw, aka “Ghost.” One day while killing time in the park, he stumbles upon a...