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.