The Running Dream

The Running Dream

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375866678
0375866671
9780375966675
0375966676
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 22 cm

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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.


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Lampcap
May 04, 2017

So good.

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CarleeMcDot
Jan 21, 2017

A story about a teen who lost her leg in an accident, thought she would never run again, but in the process found more than she imagined. Definitely worth the read!

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violet_horse_464
Jul 23, 2016

This book is one of my top five favorite books! I have read it many times.

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cheech
Jan 25, 2016

Violet_Cat_29 is wrong about it being a true story. This is a fiction book, and a great read.

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libraryjul
Aug 04, 2015

Great book! Very inspiring and motivational. Demonstrates what you can do if you set your mind to it (the fundraiser and jessica's training at the end). I loved it!

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 17, 2015

This is a pretty good book. It shows just what you can do if you don't give up and feel sorry for yourself.

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MacAttack_123
Aug 06, 2014

I am a runner and reading this book showed me how lucky I am.

The Running Dream is about Jessica, a runner on her high school track team. She is in an accident and loses her leg. She is able to get a prosthetic leg, but isn't able to run as well as she did before. Jessica learns a lot about life and about overcoming obstacles through her recovery. This book is very inspiring.

lakevilla_IDOL Oct 15, 2013

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
Aug 15, 2013

Awesome! Great young adult book that is not dystopian!

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Bpsota
Jul 16, 2013

Inspiring!

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Nov 23, 2014

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maaariiisol
Jul 28, 2015

No pain, no gain.

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green_tiger_1186
Jun 09, 2014

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.

" 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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violet_horse_464
Jul 23, 2016

This book is about a girl named Jessica who is in an accident on a school bus coming home from a track meet. One of her legs is so badly injured that it needs to be amputated below the knee. This book describes how she struggles to get back to a "normal life" with a prosthetic leg, and being viewed by some as having a disability. Jessica's math teacher makes her sit in the back with another girl in a wheelchair, whose name is Rosa. Rosa has had cerebral palsy since she was a child. The two become best friends. Just walking again isn't Jessica's only goal; she wants to run. She takes Rosa along with her on her journey to run because Rosa has never and will never run or experience that feeling. Overall, it was an amazing book. I loved it!

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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