Monday, June 15, 2015

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

One of the best books for teens is The Running Dream. The book focuses on 16-year-old Jessica, who has lost one of her legs due to a fatal accident. Now, she must face the fact that she might not be able to run again.

What I love the most about this book is how realistic it is. The Running Dream calls attention to a lot of real life problems and concerns that most of us fail to notice, even when they are sometimes right before our eyes. The book showcases day-to-day struggles with family, friends, and high school as well as the more uncommon ones such as losing a body part and Cerebral Palsy. It has elements that everyone can relate to.

Overall, the book starts out as fairly sad, but as the story progresses, the mood becomes more positive. I very strongly recommend this book, and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Title: The Running Dream
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 332 pages
Series: No
Rating: 5 Stars

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