The Running Dream

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2011 - 336 halaman
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.

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LibraryThing Review

Ulasan Pengguna  - mjspear - LibraryThing

Jessica, a runner, loses her leg in a school bus accident. RD is a day-by-day recounting of her path to healing. It's a bit prosaic and, to this reader, at times, overly optimistic (would a town ... Baca ulasan lengkap

LibraryThing Review

Ulasan Pengguna  - jothebookgirl - LibraryThing

After reading this book, I think I have want to have a better view of handicapped people. I am referring to Rosa who wants people to see her and not her handicap. The story is about a high school girl ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Tentang pengarang (2011)

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN recently 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.

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