This is a lovely book about perseverance and recognizing that everyone is struggling with something. Jessica loses her leg, below the knee, in an accident, when a vehicle runs into the bus that she is traveling on with her track team. The loss of a limb is devastating but knowing that she can't run really hurts Jessica. During the course of the book Jessica learns that she has the ability to both walk AND run again through the technology of prosthesis. As she retrains her body to adjust to her new leg and to reach for higher goals, we are cheering her all the way! She also learns about noticing other people--among them are Rosa, a peer who has cerebral palsy; Ms. Rucker, her math teacher, who is deeper than her tough veneer; Chloe, the receptionist where Jessica is fitted for her new leg, who has a story of her own to tell. I love that the accident heightens Jessica's awareness. You often hear about that kind of transformation in people. And I loved the comparison of the starting line to the finishing line and how they can be the same!