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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
Statement of Responsibility: Wendelin Van Draanen
Subject Headings: Schools Fiction High schools Fiction People with disabilities Fiction Prosthesis Fiction Amputees Fiction Running Fiction
Topical Term: Schools
High schools
People with disabilities
Prosthesis
Amputees
Running
LCCN: 2010007072
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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.

Running is Jessica’s life...it brings her happiness and purpose. When a horrible accident causes her to lose her leg, she sees things differently and begins to realize new goals and strength.


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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
  • black_cat_571 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.

Sep 08, 2012
  • 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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Jun 22, 2014
  • green_camel_89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Jun 11, 2014
  • maroon_elephant_50 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Aug 06, 2013
  • orange_cat_419 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 14, 2013
  • black_cat_571 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Jun 05, 2013
  • blue_panda_2291 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 14, 2013
  • 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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Jul 14, 2013
  • black_cat_571 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: this can end up making someone cry.

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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
  • black_cat_571 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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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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