Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (26)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we "can't-wait-to-read".

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Release date: January 11th, 2011
Summary: (taken from Goodreads) 

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that's not enough for her now. She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her. 

I absolutely love reading books with main characters that have lives so different than mine. This sounds like an interesting and inspirational story :)

11 comments:

GABY said...

I would like to read this book, it sounds very heart warming and inspirational.

Thanks for sharing!

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Melissa said...

I saw this one the other day, and I added it to my pile right then and there...it sounds amazing! Great pick, Sara :)

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mary kate said...

This looks amazing.I haven't heard about this but I'll make sure I put it on my TBR pile when it comes out.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Such a cute cover :)

elizabeth said...

Nice pick! I like the sound of this one.

You can see my pick here.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

That does sound like a good one.

Christina T said...

I have another book by Wendelin Van Draanen to read (Flipped) and this one sounds fantastic too. Nice pick!

Jan von Harz said...

I love Van Draanen's books, they are always very poignant with gret ending. Great pick!

BLHmistress said...

added this , I need a good inspiration book right now

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Alison said...

Sounds very interesting. Is it contemporary fiction? I assume so, but the word "cyborg" throws me off.
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Bere said...

Wow! Sara, this one sounds amazing. I hadn't heard of this one before until right now. I will definitely add it to my wishlist. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. =)