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Magan: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen [website] Publication Date: January 11, 2011 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: track runner, prosthetic leg, dreams that change Format Read: Purchased hardcover copy. Summary: Jessica’s dreams of attending college on a track scholarship are shattered after she loses part of her leg in a bus accident on […]

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August 29, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Alexa S. - I remember seeing you mention this novel on Twitter when you were reading it, and that intrigued me already. But reading your review makes me definitely want to check it out for myself! The premise seems simple, but I love that you feel it was portrayed in a way that felt poignant and real.