The story starts with Castles tragic backstory, about his father had been drinking and eventually flipped outeventually flipped out, threatening to kill Castle and his mom. They ran to the local gas station and they had called the police. This happened when castle was younger, and believe it or not that's how he learned to run.
I have to stay out oftrouble...
Castle is a young African American boy who lives in Garden Heights. He gets bullied for where he lives. Soon in the book he gets on the track team by beating the fastest runner on the team in the race. His relations with the coach become a strong bond.
I hate him
This is Brandon, he is the main antagonist for the book. He causes Castle, or Ghost the most trouble atschool. He is rude to everyone around him even hiscrush! Brandon really had no reason to be mean to anybody, he just decided that this is how he wantedeveryone to respect him
Can I Help You??
Once Castle got on the track team, he had more problems to deal with at school, he had to make surehe did not get in anymore trouble in order to stay with coach and the others. This was his internal conflict because, he was the only one responsible if he could stay out of trouble or not.
This is the external conflict. Castle and Brandon hadgotten into because Castle, is very tired of Brandon bullying him, and everyone else. This almost got Castle in trouble, and kicked off of the track team.
Castle ha had a rough day he went home and cut the top of his shoes of that same day. The next day his female friend made fun of his shoes and theneveryone else did also. This led him to the action of stealing shoes from the store.