20. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Leslie, Teen Books

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, 332 pages, read by Leslie, on 09/06/2012

The Running Dream

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?

This is a great story of perseverance that many kids can learn from.  I don’t know that I would have that much strength to do what this character does.  Not only does she overcome the attitude of being handicapped and turning it into a positive, but she changes the attitudes of everyone around her.  A great read for anyone.

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