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Jada JensenMs. BullockEnglish710-14-13The Running Dream“The Running Dreams” was written by the amazing author Wendelin Van Draanen. Herbook was first published in January of 2011. She also wrote the books “Flipped” and “Runaway.”“Flipped” is also a movie. She won her Edgar Award for her works in the Juvenile field. She isoriginally from Chicago, Illinois. Now she lives with her husband and two sons in California. Jessica Carlisle is the star of the book. Fiona Bartlett is Jessica’s best friend. Kyro is thetrack couch. Rosa Brazzi is a girl with cerebral palsy that becomes Jessica’s friend. Gavin Vanceis Jessica’s crush. The story is about a six-teen year old girl named Jessica and how she dills with the loss ofher leg in an accident. Since the 3rdgrade she has been a runner. Now she feels that her life isover. She thinks her whole life is running. She in angry and has no hope that she will never runagain, even with prosthesis. She does not want any visitors not even her sister. One day her mom lets Fiona in becauseher mom thinks she needs socialization. A couple days later Gavin, her crush, comes to see her.