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GHOST

GHOST
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Caitlin Dlouhy/Atheneum)
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2016

 Ghost’s natural speed helps him overtake a cocky, seasoned sprinter, so Coach convinces Ghost to give the track team a try. Ghost is insightful yet immature, and haunted by unhealed trauma from his family's past, he keeps running into trouble. Reynolds’ honest, accessible writing shines in the first of a series.

THE RUNNING DREAM [AUDIOBOOK]

Running Dream
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Van Draanen
Author's First Name: 
Wendelin
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2011
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Narrated by Laura Flanagan. This story grabs you from the beginning. Jessica, a track star & junior in high school, wakes up in a hospital where she is recovering from a bus accident in which she lost her leg. Jessica's world is understandably turned upside down; healing - learning to put one foot in front of the other - takes time. The characters are engaging and the pacing of the reading is very well done. Performed by a single reader, it is fully voiced; female voices are very well-done, each one distinct and remains recognizable; male voices are less distinct. The few sound effects, mostly running or walking noises, are well-done. Recommended for grades 7-12. Audio. Rhonda Belyea.

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