When reading a book you may read it, enjoy it, then move on to the next book. But, not many people think to themselves, "why did this author write this, what influenced them?" I wonder the same thing with Jason Reynolds in Ghost. One question I asked is why are his books often set in bad neighborhoods. One of the reasons of that is that he currently lives Brooklyn, which isn't the best neighborhood. Another question I had was why is his writing topics so much like Walter Dean Myers. Th answer to this is that his best friend in high school was Walter Dean Myers son. This is who told him that Walter Dean Myers is getting old and one day won't be able to write anymore. He told Jason Reynolds to pick up Walter Dean Myers job of writing for young African Americans. This is why Jason Reynolds writes about topics like Walter Dean Myers. I thought finding the reasoning for Jason Reynolds writing was very interesting.