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The Running Dream


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ISBN13: 9780375866289
ISBN10: 0375866280
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2012 Schneider Family Book Award

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Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?

As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.

With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that's not enough for her now. She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself — she wants to take Rosa with her.


About the Author

When Wendelin Van Draanen ran her first marathon, she was struck by the people with physical handicaps who were also running and was inspired to write this book about overcoming adversity with courage and grace and strength.

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Curtis Martin, March 21, 2012 (view all comments by Curtis Martin)
I was attracted to this book because I'm a runner, and I also dream about running. I really liked the author's realistic treatment of Jessica's transition through the emotional stages of her recovery. The author must have done lots of research into the whole issue of rehabilitation from an amputation. I liked how Jessica's perspective was gently expanded by her interactions with other disabled characters during the course of the story. Eventually she comes to understand that it's not all about her, and pushes herself to help fulfill someone else's running dream. A wonderful story.
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Van Draanen, Wendelin
Draanen, Wendelin Van
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
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8.09 x 5.56 x 0.79 in 0.62 lb
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