The Running Dream
Wendelin Van Draanen
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An award-winning and inspiring novel. When Jessica's dreams are shattered, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before.
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
Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
From the Hardcover edition.
Publishers Weekly Review
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I LOVE this book!! It is very inspiring. I couldn't put it down! If you put yourself in her place everything is harder to do! We are blessed to have it so easy! I hope you love this book! I did!!
The running dream
This is an AMAZING book! I was at the beach when I read it, and I thought what would I di if I could NEVER play basketball again?!?!? It's a very inserational story that will make you thank twice about getting up and being able to walk, run, play sports!!
I hope y'all like it as much as I did!(:
I love this book it is very inspiring I LOVED IT!!!!!