Book Spotlight: The Running Dream

Submitted by teenspace on April 18, 2011 - 11:31am

 The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Review by:  Tiffany, Librarian, Rincon Valley & Sebastopol

Jessica is a runner.  She remembers the exact moment she discovered how much she enjoys running.  One day, however, all this comes to an end, when she is in a car accident and loses her leg.

Why I picked it up:  I was browsing the shelves for a new book when the title caught my eye.  I'm a runner and I enjoy reading about characters that enjoy the same activities that I do.  Plus, I have read other titles by Van Draanen and I enjoy her stories.

Why I finished it:  You get sucked into Jessica's story.  I really felt sorry for her and wanted to know that she would be okay.

I'd give it to:  Anyone who loves running.  It will help you when you are in the middle of a race or a long run and you need some motivation to keep going.


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