Friday, January 11, 2013
DREAMING A NEW DREAM
Jessica loves running. There is nothing that makes her feel more empowered or more alive. Her life revolves around running. Running on the track, in her neighborhood, with her dog. All of her friends run track with her at her High School. Then one day, on the way home from a track meet, the bus gets into a terrible accident and Jessica loses her leg below her knee. She doesn’t know what to do. She feels like she’s lost everything her life was about. Everything her life was heading towards. And then, she gets her first prosthetic leg. It’s ugly and hard to use, but with support from her family, friends, and team, Jessica finds it within herself to become the runner she was and will be again. Experience the journey of searching inside yourself for strength you never knew you had and fulfilling dreams you never thought possible.
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen is a great book for sports lovers and realistic fiction lovers in Grades 7 and up.