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The Running Dream

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.


This book makes you realize that you dont know what you have until its gone. I loved this book so much!

posted by 9768342 on February 9, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Bad bad bad

Boring....just another sob read....

posted by tomkit on February 4, 2014

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  • Posted December 16, 2014

    I love the way that  Wendelin Van Draanen wrote "The Runnin

    I love the way that  Wendelin Van Draanen wrote "The Running Dream" and  how she has Jessica act towards everything. In the beginning of the book and towards the middle her attitude changes becomes very inspirational and she tried to encourage herself to do more, because she knows she is capable of great things no matter what her condition is.  I connected with this book right away personally because my cousin lost her leg in a car crash due to a drunk driver as well as,and although she took a much longer time to heal than Jessica did. She also thought that she couldn't do anything with her life anymore that people would just see her as a Charity case, and only do things because she had a disability. As i was reading this book it inspired me in a way to always try and make sure that my cousin knew how special she was and that she shouldn't look at it as a disability but more as a blessing that she is still alive. I would personally recommend this book to anybody who is looking for a good book to read because there are so many moments in there where you feel like you are in Jessicas shoes because of how in depth the book goes. No matter the medical expenses that Jessica, her family, and team went through they always kept a positive attitude and outlook on life to make sure that jessica knew everything would be ok. When you wait for good things to happen they always come. Just as Jessica's did because she kept a great attitude and strong head on her through the whole process.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    I can't

    I read this for school, and i gave it a chace because of all the good feedback, but i just couldn't enjoy this. Maybe I'm heartless, but I felt that it wasn't worth my time. Granted, it got my attention throughout the story, but I couldn't be interested that much. I'm sorry to say but I fell alsep reading this :/

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Running Dream :

    I liked this book but it was really insulting saying that tennis players stop playing if the courts are "a little wet"? Scheduled tennis games might sometimes do that but your being a hypocrite saying that those other teams make assumptions about track when your making assumptions about tennis. Over all, this was a good book besides the criticism.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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