Ghost – book review

Ghost
Track #1
by Jason Reynolds
Realistic Fiction
Sports
* * * * Stars (Great!)

Castle Cranshaw (aka Ghost) ends up on the Defenders track team after schooling one of its sprinters – even in rolled up jeans and old high tops, Ghost is faster.  Although Ghost isn’t really interested in running, Coach convinces him that it’ll help his basketball game.  While that isn’t necessarily true, Ghost discovers that he loves running and he likes being part of a team – suddenly he has real friends who really know him and they all support one another.  Running and being on a team is one of the best things that’s ever happened to Ghost, so despite some slip-ups, he’s determined to fly right and make everyone proud.  Perfect for reluctant readers – short, spunky, surprising and full of heart.

Reviewed by YA Librarian