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The Running Dream - Wendelin Van Draanen
The Running Dream
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4.25 100
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375866678 (0375866671)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
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Word Revel
Word Revel rated it
4.0 The Running Dream (Audio)
I enjoyed the book itself very much but didn't care much for the narrator. Doubt I'll listen to audiobooks in future with the same narrator.
Loves books and cats
Loves books and cats rated it
4.0 The Running Dream
Nice and enjoyable book that isn't preachy or depressing despite being about handicaps. Jessica is a teenager who has lost her leg in a vehicle accident and must learn to live with this condition when the biggest part of her life has been as a runner. She probably gets through her trials easier th...
Sara Teen Librarian
Sara Teen Librarian rated it
Jessica's track team is in an accident which causes their teammate, Lucy, to die and Jessica to lose a leg. After many hard trials and wishing she was the one to die, Jessica overcomes her own odds -- gains strength and determination. She slowly improves on crutches and goes back to school. She lear...
lizpatanders rated it
5.0 The Running Dream
I ran competitively for seven years of my life, and still run on occasion, so young adult novels about runners feel like they were written specifically with me in mind. I’m really glad that my book club gave me the opportunity to read this book as it’s been chilling on my shelves for a while. It sou...
About Happy Books
About Happy Books rated it
4.0 The Running Dream
I enjoyed reading this extraordinary story about a girl who has to deal with the loss of her leg. I read the ending while I was on the train and that was not the best idea. The end is very emotional (in a good way) so it made me cry and smile at the same times.
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