The Running Dream
by Wendelin Van Draanen
Summary: Track star Jessica has always boldly taken on the toughest opponents on the track. But when her leg is crushed in an accident and amputated below the knee, she faces a challenge she could never have imagined
Notes: The Running Dream is an authentic, compelling novel. Ms. Van Draanen convincingly explores the ups and downs of trying to recover from a tragic accident; Jessica is realistically depressed and filled with self-pity one day and handling her trials with humor, hope, and determination the next. She is a likeable, believable character that the reader can't help but root for as she progresses as a patient and as a person. Not everyone will experience a sudden life change like Jessica's, but all can relate to the challenge of overcoming obstacles and will find inspiration in the gentle reminder to take things one step at a time.
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