The Running Dream

Evelyn C.

A book I recommend is The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. This book is a heartwarming story about a girl named Jessica who loves running but loses her leg and thinks life will never be the same without it. She stays in the hospital for what seems like forever. When she finally gets out, she realizes there is hope to walk again.

I love this book because Jessica goes through rough times and finds her way out of the depression and pain and when she gets the surprise of her life: she realizes she may be able to run again. Her family and friends support her through her depression, pain, and mourning of her friend Lucy. In the end, it’s her turn to give back to the person who helped her most. I recommend this book to everyone who’s reading this, and I guarantee you’ll love it.