His real name is Castle Cranshaw, but people call him Ghost. He's fast, and he knows it, and it's pretty convenient for times when he needs to get away from trouble. A track coach who just happens to have his own Olympic medal offers Ghost a way out of his most recent trouble - but only if Ghost joins his track team. Team isn't the most commonly used word in Ghost's vocabulary.
The second book in the Track series is called Patina.
Castle's penchant for rule-breaking and his struggle to fit in with the team make an interesting, page-turning story for most middle school readers. His mistakes make you wince, but you also get to see his feelings about them, and he faces the consequences without narrative lectures. This is a book that's easy to like, even if you care very little for sports.
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