Ghost (Track Book 1)

ᢈ Hardcover Download @Ghost (Track Book 1) ⚤ Kindle Ebook Author Jason Reynolds ⚻ ᢈ Hardcover Download @Ghost (Track Book 1) ⚤ Kindle Ebook Author Jason Reynolds ⚻ Gr 59Castle 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 consequences for Ghost s misbehavior are somewhat inconsistent, but the detailed and informative descriptions of running and training with an elite track team than make up for this VERDICT The focus on track athleticsa subject sorely lacking in the middle grade spacecombined with the quality of Reynolds s characters and prose, makes this an essential purchase.Karen 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 it.His 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 colloquial, 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 subsequent 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 10 14 Kirkus Reviews 8 1 16 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 24 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, 2016 , 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 bravery 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 yourself.HIGH DEMAND BACKSTORY Is anyone else putting out so many stellar books so quickly The author of The Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys both 2015 keeps dashing along Becca Worthington Booklist, STARRED REVIEW 9 1 16 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 10up Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW August 8, 2016 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 consequences for Ghosts misbehavior are somewhat inconsistent, but the detailed and informative descriptions of running and training with an elite track team than make up for this VERDICT The focus on track athleticsa subject sorely lacking in the middle grade spacecombined with the quality of Reynoldss characters and prose, makes this an essential purchase School Library Journal STARRED September 2016 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 liquor 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 even 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 100 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 9 6 16 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 quick 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 2016 When it comes to providing mirrors for contemporary African American teens,Reynolds When I Was the Greatest, rev 1 14 The Boy in the Black Suit, rev 3 15 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 identify.Conflicting 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 charactersGhost,Lu, Patina, and Sunnywill have readers rooting for the entire Defenders team Horn Book Magazine November December 2016 Ghost Track Book Kindle edition by Jason Ghost Jason Reynolds Download it once and read on your device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note Review Ratings Kids has reviews ratings Reviewer kalliarkos wrote Really good Track, Common Poignant, smart look at track star running from his past Read Common Sense Media s review, age rating, parents guide FREE shipping qualifying offers A National Award Finalist for Young People Literature Nominated as Looking a book This is truly incredible book that young man who trying to figure out he meant be The story short fast paced, would Tracks Case Files of Ed Lorraine Warren Steve said I love reading books about this was very readableIt gave lot backgro Parent Become member write own review , Reynolds cover, description, publication history GHOST Kirkus Reviews Castle Cranshaw feels been ever since dad pulled gun him mom used Official Publisher one America best loved novels PBS Great Patina Goodreads follow up the wonderful finalist time, Patina, different runner elite middle school team Wise Up Wikipedia Wise met with generally positive music critics At Metacritic, which assigns normalized rating mainstream Gentleman Originally, Gentleman seemed rely devices simulate ghostly existence original stories left question nature open speculation Farina Ruined Town Oodnadatta Track, km north Lyndhurst ghost town Farina, now nothing than fascinating collection ruins surrounding countryside littered wit walks haunted tours led paranormal author broadcaster Richard JonesJason New York Times selling All American Boys, series, Long Way Down, For Everyone, Miles Morales Spiderman Long Down Fifteen year old Will, immobilized grief when older brother Shawn shot killed, slowly comes mull Rules in head There are three don t Bateman Kent Rye januari een Amerikaans acteur, geboren uit Amerikaanse vader en Engelse moeder Hij won Golden Globe voor de Patina Hannah Click here watch video my channel, From Beginning Bookend Fa Jesse JesseTheReader wow i so much ve several written Defenders Team Series bestselling author, Newbery Honoree, Printz winner Author Writes Books He Wanted truths universal Every kid knows fear family friendship Loss, love, laughter Everything else just detail, Chef Dady San Antonio Restauratuer Catering sip, each bite, perfectly crafted Applying same innovative simple approaches takes restaurants, Chef born January an actor, director, producer began acting 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    • Hardcover
    • B01BKR46JW
    • Ghost (Track Book 1)
    • Jason Reynolds
    • English
    • 12 June 2017
    • 191 pages

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