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Ghost

Reynolds, Jason, author.

New York : Atheneum Books For Young Readers, [2016]

181 pages ; 22 cm.

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When basketball player Castle Cranshaw--nicknamed Ghost--challenges an elite sprinter to a race and wins, he finds himself on the radar of an Olympic medalist track coach who wants to nurture his raw talent. But Ghost's anger and determination to outrun his past, could stand in the way of him making good use of his natural ability.

Reading Counts: Level 4.5 / 11.0 Points / 69347.

Lexile: 730L

Due 09/24/18

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All copies at Berry College Elementary & Middle School are out and the next copy is due back 09/24/18

ISBN:

9781481450157

LC Call No:

PZ7.R33593 Gh 2016

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Reynolds, Jason, author.

Title:

Ghost / Jason Reynolds.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

181 pages ; 22 cm.

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated n rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume nc rdacarrier

Series:

Track ; book 1

Notes:

"A Caitlyn Dlouhy book."

Citation/Refs:

Booklist, 9/1/2016

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 4/2017

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Review, 8/1/2016

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly, 8/8/2016

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, 9/2016

Summary:

When basketball player Castle Cranshaw--nicknamed Ghost--challenges an elite sprinter to a race and wins, he finds himself on the radar of an Olympic medalist track coach who wants to nurture his raw talent. But Ghost's anger and determination to outrun his past, could stand in the way of him making good use of his natural ability.

Target Audience:

730 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 4.6 6.0 184102.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 4.5 11.0 69347.

Subject:

Running--Fiction.

Subject:

Track and field--Fiction.

Subject:

Self-realization--Fiction.

Subject:

Coaches (Athletics)--Fiction.

Subject:

Track athletics--Fiction.

Subject:

Coaching (Athletics)--Fiction.

SAE:PersonlName:

Reynolds, Jason. Track ; bk. 1.

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Patron Reviews

Review by Peyton Ritchie.
This book is about a kid and his mom who live in the big city, and the kid just likes to go by GHOST. He signs up for the local track team, and gets in, barely. The rest of the book is what ensues after he makes the team.
This is a good book, with a lot of nice transitions from scene to scene. It has a lot of nice side characters, and I honestly think that there are too many.
I would recommend this to around 5th grade to 7th grade, but not any younger since it has some violent stuff sprinkled over it. And I would also recommend this to anyone who likes a book with a plot that goes as fast as molasses.


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