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Young Adult Fiction 8223
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The Running Dream is a story about a girl, who used to be a runner, and gets in an accident and becomes an above the knee (AK) amputee. Jessica was in love with running. And then she loses her leg and feels like her life is over. She learns to deal with all of the complications that come with being an amputee in high school: emotionally, as well as physically.

I absolutely love the effort Wendelin Van Draanen puts into her books. All of the interviewing to truly understand a person more than the just their physical loss of their leg.

I recommend this to anyone who wants to read a heartwarming story about a high school amputee.
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