The Running Dream (Paperback)

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    When WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN ran her first marathon, she was struck by the people with physical handicaps who were also running and was inspired to write this book about overcoming adversity with courage and grace and strength.

    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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    ISBN 9780375866289
    Format Paperback
    Pages 336
    Publisher Date 2012-01-10 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ember
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Van Draanen, Wendelin
    Country of Origin United States

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