Sixteen-year-old Jessica loves to run - and she is very good at it. She's on her school's track team and running is her life.
Then there's an accident when the team is on their way to a track meet. One girl is dead and Jessica ends up losing one of her legs.
Van Draanan is an excellent writer and made me feel the way runners must feel - the wind blowing across my face, legs pumping, and the sheer freedom and adrenaline of it and then...
she made me feel what a prosthetic leg feels like the first time it is fitted to the stump.
However, this story is NOT a downer - it's a story about acceptance and courage and appreciating what you do have. It's a book about romance and friendship and sportsmanship. This story is much more than a story about a plucky athlete who overcomes all obstacles - read this book - it will stay with you for a long time.