Once a Runner

Author: John L. Parker Jr.
Reviewer's Age: Grade 10

This book is the best running novel that I ever read. The book is about a collegiate runner called Quentin Cassidy whose dream is to break the four-minute mile. To do this, he will have to practice hard and work with an Olympic champion named Bruce Denton. This book is the best because it is so realistic. When you read it you can feel the pain or the joy that the character has, and you know that when you are running you have those same feelings. Also I liked it because Quentin realizes his dream. That means everyone who tries to make a goal come true, can make it with practice, practice and dedication. You should read this book. You will learn a lot about what a runner feels when he is racing.