Ghost Boys Review

Ghost Boys Review

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  • Ghost Boys is a book about one of the many murders caused by racism in people. It takes the main character, Jerome, and puts a continuation in their life as a ghost to give the reader multiple perspectives, such as how it started, why it happened, and the aftermath of it.
  • In its brief chronology, the story tells that Jerome helped out a new kid with some bullies and made friends with him. By the end of the day, the new friend Carlos decides to let Jerome borrow his toy gun.
  • Jerome later on plays with the toy gun for a bit. Unfortunately, somebody calls 911, and Jerome is shot and killed. He receives no medical attention or is told to freeze. This is because the cop that shot him was prejudiced on skin color. Jerome becomes a ghost and is forced to see the unfairness of racism all throughout
  • Without giving anymore spoilers, I think that the book really does go into detail about how cruel people are. Just from something like that, wars can start. It may seem unfair that one race can be superior to another, and it is. It's wrong to think that just because someone was born a certain way defines what place they hold in society or what their purpose is
  • The book makes you reflect on situations that happen that you don't really expect to happen or you don't pay much attention to, like this scenario
  • Anyways, I think that "Ghost Boys" is a very good book, not only because of its events, but also because of its power to impact people.
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