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    Think for a moment if you will that you are an author – Wendelin Van Draanen, to be exact. You have just finished your 212 page young adult romance novel and are deciding what to title it. You know you’ve got to come up with an original, attention-grabbing one, as titles play a main factor in whether or not someone picks up your book at all in the book store. Suddenly, it comes to you: Flipped. It’s perfect, because it relates directly to the plot and conflict in a way that is easily understandable

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    Throughout life people encounter a numerous amount of obstacles, some of these obstacles can be tougher than others. These obstacles don’t define who you are, how the situation is handled does. In the book The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, Jessica encounters a tremendous obstacle that life could throw at her. Jessica has had to learn to adjust her life from the way that she used to live. Her life is changing and she has to decide if this accident defines who she is going to be while being

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    Throughout life you encounter a numerous amount of obstacles. These obstacles don’t define you, how you handle them does. In the book “The Running Dream” by Wendelin Van Draanen, Jessica encounters the biggest obstacle that life could throw at her. Jessica has had to learn to adjust her life from what it was. Her life is changing and she has to decide if this accident defines who she is going to be while being surrounded by the love and comfort of her family. Throughout Jessica’s journey of losing

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    In her award winning novel The Running Dream, Wendelin Van Draanen’s extensive research paid off tremendously. Draanen accurately depicts the life of a teenage girl who is learning how to function accordingly with the new disabilities that took her by storm. She captures the main character, Jessica, struggling to overcome both her physical and mental obstacles. Jessica’s running career comes to an abrupt halt as the bus she and the school track team are riding in, is struck by a large truck at high

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    Jessica’s Journey Throughout life people encounter a numerous amount of obstacles, some of these obstacles can be tougher than others. These obstacles don’t define who you are, how the situation is handled does. In the book The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, Jessica encounters a tremendous obstacle that life could throw at her. Jessica has had to learn to adjust her life from the way that she used to live. Her life is changing and she has to decide if this accident defines who she is going to

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    Can people really change for the better? In the story Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen, one of the main characters, Bryce Loski does change for the better. When Bryce’s family decides to move across the street from Juli’s family, he starts to dislike her because he thinks she is annoying. Juli tries to be nice to Bryce in every possible way yet, Bryce thinks the just the opposite and hides from her. After living next to Juli for a few years, and facing some challenges together, he starts to understand

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    is something that happens in all of our lives almost every day, and we don’t even think about it. The definition of internal conflict is when the problem is happening to the main character and his or her self. The book The Running Dream, by Wendelin Van Draanen, has a lot of internal conflict as well as a lot of external conflict which is when the problem is happening to the main character, and some type of outside force. In this book, the main character, Jess, loves running, and on her way to one

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    Friendship Flipped

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    completely away.” . I also like this story because its very believable and very possible for all of this to happened in someone’s life. I would recommend “Flipped” to a friend if they enjoy reading love stories. Complete work cited page - Draanen, Wendelin Van. Flipped. New York: Knopf, 2001. Print.

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    Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man The book I read this month was Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man. This is the second book in the Sammy Keyes collections by Wendelin Van Draanen. This book is a mystery and has 171 pages. The first main character is Samantha Keyes, also known as Sammy. Sammy has a great personality. She's very spunky,creative and curious about everything. She will always try to invest into something and learn more about it. She lives with her grandma, because her mom went to

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