The Running Dream

Author: Van Draanen, Wendelin. Publisher:Random House Children’s Books/Knopf Books for Young Readers


After a school bus accident, high school runner Jessica has her leg amputated below the knee. She must gather all of her reserves to put her life back together.




Awards Won

Title Year
Best Fiction for Young Adults

The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

2012 - Selection(s)