Ghost (Track Book 1)

Reading Level
Grade 5 - 6
Time to Read
2 hrs 10 mins

Reading Level

What is the reading level of Ghost ?

Readers on Amazon consider it readable at 5 - 6 Grade Level.

What is the Lexile Measure of Ghost ?

A popular method used by schools to measure a student reader’s ability is Lexile level or a Lexile Measure. The Lexile Level of Ghost is 730L .

What age is Ghost suitable for ?

Readers of age 10 years and up will enjoy Ghost .

Reading Time

2 hrs 10 mins

How long to read Ghost (Track Book 1)?

The estimated word count of Ghost (Track Book 1) is 32,395 words.

A person reading at the average speed of 250 words/min, will finish the book in 2 hrs 10 mins. At a slower speed of 150 words/min, they will finish it in 3 hrs 36 mins. At a faster speed of 450 words/min, they will finish it in 1 hrs 12 mins.

Ghost (Track Book 1) - 32,395 words
Reading Speed Time to Read
Slow 150 words/min 3 hrs 36 mins
Average 250 words/min 2 hrs 10 mins
Fast 450 words/min 1 hrs 12 mins

More about Ghost

32,395 words

Word Count

for Ghost (Track Book 1)

192 pages

Hardcover: 192 pages
Paperback: 208 pages
Kindle: 185 pages

3 hours and 29 minutes

Audiobook length


A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. 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 of the acclaimed Trackseries 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? Read more