The Running Dream
Winner of the 2012 Schneider Family Book Award
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: The Running DreamUser Review - Jessica J. - Goodreads
The Running dream is a fantastic book, I loved it! Being a runner myself it seemed like a book that I would enjoy and I was right. The author, Wendelin Van Draanen, is a great author as far as I can ... Read full review
Review: The Running DreamUser Review - Diane - Goodreads
Jessica is a high school junior and a track star. Running is her life. When a tragic accident takes her leg, she fears her life is over. In fact, she thinks Lucy, the girl who died in the same ... Read full review