The running Dream

By: Van Draanen

Lexile: 650, RC: 16 pts

Main Character is Jessica And she is in 10th grade and she is an a amazing track runner and she was put in a bad accident and loses her leg.

Fiona is Jessica's best friend and Fiona helps Jessica recover from her accident and help her get back on her feet.

Rosa is a girl who had help Jessica with helping her with homework and Jessica starts a very strong bound with Rosa and Jessica learned not to judge people by there condition.


" If the mind is not strong, the body is weak."

- Jessica

pg. 250

Character Pillar in this book would be responsibity because Jess had to learn to have responsibity of how to take care of her stump and she had to have a lot of responsibility of getting catch up with her school work.