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The Running Dream

Van Draanen, Wendelin

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Running Dream
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When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0375966676
9780375966675
0375866671
9780375866678
Characteristics: 336 p. :,21 cm

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List - Sports by: SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR TEENS Jan 10, 2013

336p. (Gr. 7+)
When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.


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I am a runner and reading this book showed me how lucky I am.

The Running Dream is about Jessica, a runner on her high school track team. She is in an accident and loses her leg. She is able to get a prosthetic leg, but isn't able to run as well as she did before. Jessica learns a lot about life and about overcoming obstacles through her recovery. This book is very inspiring.

Jun 19, 2014
  • Awolf_9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is very inspiring and shows what it takes to meet your goals

The Running Dream: Amazing book! The story really touched my heart. I can never believe that happening to me.

Jessica was riding the bus and the bus crashed. It left a person that Jessica knew dead and herself injured. She loved to run but now couldn't. Luckily, she got a prosthetic leg. This book tells the story of how Jessica overcame the fact that she couldn't run and how she lived happily ever after.

Aug 15, 2013
  • blue_october_23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome! Great young adult book that is not dystopian!

Jul 16, 2013
  • Bpsota rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Inspiring!

Jul 14, 2013
  • michelle_larson_160 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this Book. It made me realize how luck most of us are.

Jun 18, 2013
  • Ellawind rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As a runner, I related very deeply to the main character in this story. The book is about a fantastic runner (a 55 second 400 is AMAZING) who loses a leg in an accident. The story about her recovery and the things she learns about life and herself through it is very touching and inspiring. I definitely teared up a few times! greta read for anyone, but especially runners.

I would definitely reccomend this book to all runners! It is an inspiring story, and is a quick read.

Jun 05, 2013
  • rieder4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a really good, light-hearted book. I was a little skeptical at first, but it kept my attention and I really felt like I was living in the book. I would definately suggest this.

Jun 04, 2013
  • gymgurl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Oh this was so good. An amazing story. You won't be disappointed.

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Nov 23, 2014
  • Blue_Cat_48 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Blue_Cat_48 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 22, 2014
  • green_camel_89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

green_camel_89 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 19, 2014
  • Awolf_9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Awolf_9 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jun 11, 2014
  • maroon_wildfowl_6 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

maroon_wildfowl_6 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Aug 22, 2013
  • yellow_hummingbird_79 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

yellow_hummingbird_79 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Aug 06, 2013
  • black_wolf_687 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_wolf_687 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jul 14, 2013
  • michelle_larson_160 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

michelle_larson_160 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 05, 2013
  • rieder4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

rieder4 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Jun 09, 2014
  • green_tiger_1186 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I ran everywhere. Raced everyone. I loved the wind across my cheeks, through my hair. Running aired out my soul. It made me feel ALIVE. And now? I'm stuck in this bed, knowing I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO RUN AGAIN.

Jul 14, 2013
  • michelle_larson_160 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" Today I Ran my friend ten miles across her first finish line. Eight months ago I couldn't do anything. This race has made me believe that there's nothing i can't do. This is my new starting line."

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Jul 14, 2013
  • michelle_larson_160 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This Book can really inspire and show you, most people are very lucky. people don't realize how lucky we all are.

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Jul 14, 2013
  • michelle_larson_160 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: this can end up making someone cry.

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