Castle Cranshaw is a young teenage boy who just likes to run. His single working mother takes care of him in their house in Glass Manor which is not the most safe neighborhood. They do not have a lot of money but still enjoy life. Castle is getting bullied at school by a bully named Brandon. Even though Castle is amazing at running he does not have an urge to be on a track team, instead he has his heart set on basketball. When Castle was little his dad came home and tried to shoot him and his mother and that has been his secret.
Castle Cranshaw can run and he can run fast. He is in seventh grade. His haircut is not the best because his mom cuts his hair and his clothes are worn down. One of his favorite people is Mr. Charles who owns a store that Castle goes to everyday to buy sunflower seeds. Castle gets on a track team and wants everyone to call him Ghost. He is a very nice boy but has no desire to run track. He has a hard life at home with his parents gone and spends most of his time out of the house.
Brandon Simmons is bully who thinks he is better than everyone. He especially likes to annoy Castle. Brandon likes to bully Castle because he thinks Castle is not as good as him at basketball or that Castle doesn't live in the nicest neighborhood. Castle gets annoyed with this and ends up getting in a fight with him and getting suspended.
Castle felt scared of his dad after he tried to shoot him and his mother but he also still loves his dad. He didn't know what was happening and was confused on why his dad was doing that.
Castle cuts his shoes and tries to make them "cooler'. At the moment he though they were cool but the next day he realizes they are not so cool. He then gets bullied for them and runs out of school which he has never done before. When he started running he ran as fast as he could and did not stop.
As soon as Ghost ran out of school he went to track store to look at shoes. He just wanted to look and had not intention on doing something bad but as soon as he tried on the really cool silver sneakers he ran as fast as he could out of the store. He felt really bad but he also thought that he would not be bullied anymore. After Ghost ran out of the store he was so paranoid all he could think was that the sirens passing were the police cars coming for him.