1.16.17 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? GHOST by Jason Reynolds

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!


 

I actually finished this over Christmas break and forgot to mention it here:

This is the first in a series of books about runners on a track team. The series is called Track Team Series. This is book #1.

From Simon & Schuster:

Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel in a new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The style was fast-pasted and in the language was from a city kid’s mouth. I like when books start rather innocently, but then pack a twist or lesson. This is that book.

Start this video at :49.

Jason Reynolds also has a cool site you might want to discover. Tap this images below:


PERIOD 1&2 READ 8 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD5&6 READ 21 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.

PERIOD 8&9 READ 21 BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.


Did you catch my
this past week?
The library stole this digital copy back from me, but I was able to get it again.
audio-books

AUDIO BOOK

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