Ghost, by Jason Reynolds
Ghost, by Jason Reynolds

What would you do if kids constantly teased you about where you lived, what you wore or about being poor? If you are Ghost, a basically good kid, you develop an attitude and get into a lot of trouble. Ghost, by Jason Reynolds, is the first in a four-book series written as a middle school novel, featuring of all the various sports to choose from - track. Ghost had no interest in track, even though he knew he could run fast. One day he finds himself running at a park, where a former Olympic gold medalist, not to track coach, convinces him to join his team - if he can stay out of trouble. Ghost accepts his challenge, never realizing what a true challenge it would be. Ghost channels his raw, natural talent into something he becomes proud of, learns to be a supportive team player, and trusts his new friends with his biggest secret - exactly how he knew he could run so quickly. A must-read, fast-paced story, especially geared toward nonreaders.