I am learning to make a prediction based on the cover and blurb of Ghost by Jason Reynolds.


By Jason Reynolds

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Look at the front cover.  Why do you think these pictures have been used ?

I think the story is about sports or athletics because I can see a boy running and he has running shoes on as well.

Think about the title.  What illustrations would you expect to see and why?

I believe  it was going to be a scary haunted house with Zombies and ghosts and a secret room where a boy trapped inside yelling for help also creepy footsteps on floor 3. And the sound heavy wind and chainsaws because the title say ghost because a ghost is a dark spirit.

Read the blurb below for the book.  

Running. That's all that Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But never for a track  team. Nope, his game has always been ball. But when Ghost impulsively challenges an elite sprinter to a race -- and wins -- the Olympic medalist track coach sees he has something: crazy natural talent. Thing is, Ghost has something else: a lot of anger, and a past that he is trying to outrun. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed and meld with the team, or will his past finally catch up to him?

Now why do you think the author has used these illustrations?

Because I boy might be running away from a ghost because he is scared.

Research the author Jason Reynolds.   What can you find out about the author?

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He was raised in Washington D.C. by the age of eight.

For years his aunt would give him books to read, she would give it to him on christmas or his birthday.

Until the sixth grade when he discovered poetry, so he moved to New York to write books. 

He is 33 year old born in United States on 1983 on December 6.

Why do you think the author decided to use yellow as the main colour on the front cover.

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Because it might of been his favorite color.