Castle Cranshaw is a middle school student who nicknamed himself Ghost after his father drank a lot and then tried to shoot Castle and his mother. Ghost still lived in Glass Manor, where he is nearby a track and basketball court. One day Ghost challenges an elite sprinter to a race, and Ghost wins! He gets invited to the team.
The other boy wins!
During social studies a girl named Shamika made fun of Ghost's shoes. Earlier, Ghost had punched a bully named Brandon Simmons who is in the same grade as Ghost. He punched Brandon for talking about his mom rudely. Plus, kids on the track team even made fun of his shoes. After that incident, Ghost ran away from school to get away from people laughing at him.
Look at Castles shoes! HAHA!
When Ghost ranaway from school he went to a sports store and stole expensive silver track spikes. He thought no one could make fun of him for having those. He also stole them because he didn't think his mom was going to buy them for him because she didn't have enough money. So Castle ran to another store to get some sunflower seeds and wait out the police search he thought was happening.