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Friday, March 11, 2016

The Running Dream: Lauren D.

The Running Dream book that I’m doing my BTP on is about a sixteen year old girl named Jessica. She is a runner and that’s who she is. But when a sudden accident happens it holds her back, and is afraid that she will never be back to herself as a runner. The doctors tell her she’ll be back to running in no time, but recovery is slow and full of ups and downs. But later Jessica wonders if the girl who died in the accident got the better end of the deal. But as Jessica tries to recover she gets to know Rosa--a girl with cerebral palsy whom she and her friends always overlooked. And in the future she sees running as an option.

I picked Running Low by Shawn Mendes because it is a song about running and in the book The Running Dream she is trying to recover from her injury so that she can get back to running. I picked the song I Run For Life by Melissa Etheridge because it is about people who face medical challenges and how they face them with pride and courage just like Jessica. I also picked the song Fight Song by Rachel Platten because Jessica wants to take back her running dream even with her accident. These three songs represent the strength that Jessica showed at a very hard time in her life.

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