Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2016
Audience: Children, All Teens
Running. That's all that Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But never for a track team. Nope, his game has always been ball. But when Ghost impulsively challenges an elite sprinter to a race -- and wins -- the Olympic medalist track coach sees he has something: crazy natural talent. Thing is, Ghost has something else: a lot of anger, and a past that he is trying to outrun. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed and meld with the team, or will his past finally catch up to him?
I think Ghost was pretty much perfect. Reluctant readers that are into sports will appreciate the book. It was realistic but not overly gritty and Ghost learned a lot. I especially liked the strong mother and coach characters. I can’t wait to read Patina.