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- Ghost (Track Book 1)
- Jason Reynolds
- 13 May 2019
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Ghost (Track Book 1) Read Á 100 Avery while opening a door for empathy and discussion An absolute must read for anyone who has ever wondered how fast you must be to run away from yourselfHIGH DEMAND BACKSTORY Is anyone else putting out so many stellar books so uickly The author of The Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys both keeps dashing along Becca Worthington Booklist STARRED REVIEW Reynolds As Brave As You uses a light hand to delve into topics that include gun violence class disparity and bullying in this compelling series opener Seventh grader Castle Cranshaw nicknamed Ghost knows nothing about track when a former Olympian recruits him as a sprinter for one of the citys youth teams As far as Ghost is concerned whoever invented track got the whole gun means go thing right something he learned firsthand when his father tried to shoot Ghost and his mother in their apartment three years prior The trauma has had ripple effects on Ghost including angry outbursts I was the boy with all the scream inside altercations at school stealing and lying Joining the track team provides new friends goals and an opportunity for Ghost to move beyond his past Ghost is a well meaning personable narrator whose intense struggles are balanced by a love of world records sunflower seeds and his mother Coachs relationship with Ghost develops into a surrogate father son scenario adding substantial emotional resonance and humor to the mix Ages up Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW August Castle Ghost Crenshaw lives with his single mother his father is serving time in prison after firing a gun at Ghost and his mom three years agoand Ghost has been running ever since While running one day he stops to watch a track practice and decides to crash the race Impressed the coach offers him a position on the team His mom reluctantly agrees to let him join as long as he can behave himself and stay out of trouble in school This is a struggle for the impulsive Ghost but with Coachs help he learns the advantages of diligent practice and teamwork Reynolds paints a realistic picture of a boy who needs the support of his community to channel his talent and energy Supporting adult characters like shop owner Mr Charles and Coach are positive nuanced and well developed The diverse team members are dealing with their own struggles which will be explored in three future installments The conseuences for Ghosts misbehavior are somewhat inconsistent but the detailed and informative descriptions of running and training with an elite track teamthan make up for this VERDICT The focus on track athleticsa subject sorely lacking in the middle grade spacecombined with the uality of Reynoldss characters and prose makes this an essential purchase School Library Journal STARRED September Sometimes a whole life can change in one night For seventh grader Castle Cranshaw that night was three years ago when his father tried to shoot him and his mother when the liuor made him meaner than hed ever been Thats when Castle started to call himself Ghost because Mr Charles who let the terrified pair take refuge in his all night store looked at us like he was looking at two ghosts And that was the night he learned how to run really run Jason Reynolds As Brave as You has a playful intimate and conversational style and in Ghost a middle grade series debut he tells the story of how an unforgettable flight of terror led to an African American boys instinct to run fast One day on his walk home Ghost sees a track team practicing with their short bald coach who looks like a turtle with a chipped tooth Keenly observant Ghost becomes annoyed with one of the runners others perceive as unbeatable and decides to keep up with him if not beat him ev.Read & download Ghost (Track Book 1)
Ghost (Track Book 1) Read Á 100 Gr Castle Ghost Crenshaw lives with his single mother his father is serving time in prison after firing a gun at Ghost and his mom three years agoand Ghost has been running ever since While running one day he stops to watch a track practice and decides to crash the race Impressed the coach offers him a position on the team His mom reluctantly agrees to let him join as long as he can behave himself and stay out of trouble in school This is a struggle for the impulsive Ghost but with Coach s help he learns the advantages of diligent practice and teamwork Reynolds paints a realistic picture of a boy who needs the support of his community to channel his talent and energy Supporting adult characters like shop owner Mr Charles and Coach are positive nuanced and well developed The diverse team members are dealing with their own struggles which will be explored in three future installments The conseuences for Ghost s misbehavior are somewhat inconsistent but the detailed and informative descriptions of running and training with an elite track teamthan make up for this VERDICT The focus on track athleticsa subject sorely lacking in the middle grade spacecombined with the uality of Reynolds s characters and prose makes this an essential purchaseKaren Yingling Blendon Middle School Westerville OHCastle Ghost Cranshaw feels like hes been running ever since his dad pulled that gun on him and his momand used itHis dads been in jail three years now but Ghost still feels the trauma which is probably at the root of the many altercations he gets into at middle school When he inserts himself into a practice for a local elite track team the Defenders hes fast enough that the hard as nails coach decides to put him on the team Ghost is surprised to find himself caring enough about being on the team that he curbs his behavior to avoid altercations But Ma doesnt have money to spare on things like fancy running shoes so Ghost shoplifts a pair that make his feet feel impossibly lightand his conscience correspondingly heavy Ghosts narration is candid and collouial reminiscent of such original voices as Bud Caldwell and Joey Pigza his level of self understanding is both believably childlike and disarming in its perception He is self focused enough that secondary characters initially feel one dimensional Coach in particular but as he gets to know them better so do readers in a way that unfolds naturally and pleasingly His three fellow newbies on the Defenders await their turns to star in subseuent series outings Characters are black by default those few white people in Ghosts world are described as such An endearing protagonist runs the first fast leg of Reynolds promising relay Fiction Kirkus Reviews Castle Ghost Cranshaw has been running for three years ever since the night his father shot a gun at him and his mother When he gets recruited by a local track coach for a championship team they strike a deal if Ghost can stop getting into fights at school he can run for the Defenders but one altercation and hes gone Despite Ghosts best intentions everyone always has something to say about his raggedy shoes homemade haircut ratty clothes or his neighborhood and he doesnt last hours without a brawl Will Coach and his mom give him another chance to be part of something bigger than himself or is he simply destined to explode With his second fantastic middle grade novel of the year As Brave as You the ferociously talented Reynolds perfectly captures both the pain and earnest longing of a young boy The first in the four book Track series this is raw and lyrical and as funny as it is heartbreaking It tackles issues such as theft bullying and domestic violence with candor and br.
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Ghost (Track Book 1) Read Á 100 En though he aint ever had a running lesson He stubbornly persists until the coach relents Listen you get one run you hear me The story of Ghosts evolving relationships with his anger with his ever worried mother with Coach Brody and with running is a joy to read For a boy whos got a lot of scream inside Ghost can riff entertainingly on topics from eating sunflower seeds to meter sprints Ghost is about kids who are in both senses running for their lives and the generous souls who help them along the way Discover In Jason Reynoldss excellent middle grade novel a boy learns to run when his father shoots a gun at him and he never stops running Shelf Awareness STARRED REVIEW Castle Crenshaw discovered his fleet feet on the night his drunken father pulled a gun on his mother and him and the pair took off running into the night Now Dad is in jail Mom is working too hard but Castles getting byor he would be if the likes of seventh grade bully Brandon would just leave him alone Hanging out on the park bleachers one afternoon Castle who insists on the nickname Ghost watches a track team at their season opening practice unimpressed When he swaggers up to the starting line and shows the team hotshot that hes really not all that Ghosts obvious talent catches Coachs eye after a uick meeting with Mom he finds himself joining the Defenders a city track team Despite his speed hes a rank novice in terms of team playing and his off track conductfighting at school stealingisnt all that great either but Coach is merciful and doggedly insistent that Ghost can do better A message heavy scene in which the newbies bond over Chinese food and shared family secrets might play on tropes but successfully tugs at heartstrings The final pages have Ghost lined up beside none other than the hated Brandon but an ambiguous ending confirms that this is less about Ghosts track success than his journey to self worth Readers track stars or slowpokes will find that the redemptive relationship among a supportive mom a skillful coach who believes in second and third chances and a determined young man comes through louder than the final BOOM of the starter gun Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books October When it comes to providing mirrors for contemporary African American teensReynolds When I Was the Greatest rev The Boy in the Black Suit rev has proven himself to be an emerging leader His latest offering is the first in a projected series about four middle school athletes and their efforts to betterthemselves on and off the track The first leg of this literary relay belongs to ourtitle character Castle Ghost Cranshaw is a young man with a taste for sunflowerseeds Guinness World Records and people watching he also has a proclivity forgetting into trouble fighting and running stemming from the night his father now in prison pulled a gun on him and his mother When Ghost happens uponthe citywide track team the Defenders at practice and impulsively bests its fastestsprinter the coach sees potential in the seventh grader Ghosts path to seeingthe same potential in himself is littered with stumbling blocks including a pairof expensive silver running shoes Ghost cant afford but is convinced will help him run faster Reynolds has created a wonderfully dynamic character in Ghost his first person narrative is one with which young readers will readily identifyConflicting emotions are presented honestly and without judgmentwhile Ghostworks through the trauma of his fathers violent act he is also able to hold onto positive memories Reynoldss introduction of the series charactersGhostLu Patina and Sunnywill have readers rooting for the entire Defenders team Horn Book Magazine November Decemb.