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The Running Dream Summary
Wendelin Van Draanen

Everything you need to understand or teach The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen.

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The Running Dream Summary

Plot Summary

In "The Running Game" by Wendelin Van Draanen, Jessica is hospitalized after an accident. A vehicle crashed into her bus after a track meet and she is now missing one of her legs below the knee. She ran a 400 m race in 55 seconds flat during her last meet, but now it takes her five minutes to move 20 feet.

She heals quickly and her doctor is pleased with her progress, but her mental state isn't doing so well. She slips into depression. She is frustrated because she knows that she is supposed to appreciate all that her family and friends are doing to help her adapt to her situation, but she feels as if she is a stranger in her own house.

Learning to live without her leg isn't the only battle that Jessica faces. She also has to ward off medication dependancy. Her family tries to help her...

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