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Recently, I read Ghost, by Jason Reynolds.  I  thought that this book had very good characters and an interesting plot.

The protagonist is Ghost. His story is set in modern times in a town that isn’t specified, specifically His school. The significance of the school setting is that he gets bullied a lot and takes out his anger at track practice. The significance of the setting shifting from school to the track is that Ghost has a lot more friends at track.

Ghost faces certain forces and pressures. He is bullied by a kid named Brandon. He meets these forces and pressures by deciding to beat Brandon up. 

The tension rises when Ghost is punished by the coach and forced to run extra laps. This might leave a reader feeling proud. I think that Ghost deserved this because you shouldn’t take your anger out on people that way

The story climaxes when Ghost goes to the track meet “

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. He has trained for a long time and he wins his race. It’s a person vs person type of conflict that’s driving this story. Ghosts goal is to beat everybody else on the track.

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