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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.
Authors: Van Draanen, Wendelin
Title: The running dream
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 336 p. :,21 cm
Summary: 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.
Awards & Distinctions: Literary Awards - Schneider Family Book Awards
ISBN: 0375966676
9780375966675
0375866671
9780375866678
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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.

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  • blue_october_23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome! Great young adult book that is not dystopian!

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  • Bpsota rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Inspiring!

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  • black_cat_571 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • 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.

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  • blue_dolphin_1757 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.

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  • 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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  • missmusic135 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wendelin Van Draanen's writing is breathtaking. She has a God-given talent for the way she uses words. This book was simply BEYOND words that i could validly express. So beautiful and powerful. The entire book had SUCH a consistent pull for its readers, with thought provoking statements and a call for an emotional response. Through the eyes of an amputee, we are enlightened with this strong girl's constant battle for people to see past the false pretenses of a person with a disability. So encouraging! I exceedingly recommend to anyone and everyone who is willing to open their hearts to a heartfelt, perspective-changing book like this one!

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  • Violet_Cat_29 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Running Dream is an amazing true story and it reminds me so much of Oscar Pistorious in the 2012 Olympics. This is a book any track lover should read.

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  • black_cat_571 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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Other: this can end up making someone cry.

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" 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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THE RUNNING DREAM Book Trailer

This book trailer was created by students in Mr. King's class at Whitman Middle School in Seattle.

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