Ghost by Jason Reynolds
By: Reynolds, Jason
Call #: J Reyno.J; YA Fiction Reyno.J
Castle Crenshaw, a middle schooler who calls himself Ghost, knows how to run. But after an Olympic medal-winning track coach recognizes his talent and recruits him, Ghost finds himself facing completely new challenges: a schedule, teammates, and the demands of being on a team. Despite some heavier themes, Ghost is funny, charming, and perfectly captures how huge and overwhelming your emotions feel at age twelve. Good for ages 10 and up, especially any fans of sports stories ready to move beyond Tim Green and Mike Lupica.