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Run

Eric Walters' young adult novel is about a troubled teen who meets Terry Fox during a visit to Nova Scotia with his journalist father.

Eric Walters

Run is about a troubled 13-year-old, Winston MacDonald, who meets Terry Fox during a visit to Nova Scotia with his journalist father. The meeting proves to be life-changing for the young boy. All of author Eric Walters' royalties from this book are donated to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Run is for readers ages 12 and up.

From the book

"But if you're in pain and you need rest to to get healed then you really should stop running for a while."

"Not going to happen," Terry said. "If I stopped every time I felt a little bit of pain I'd still be somewhere in Newfoundland. Or probably I'd have given up when I was running laps and I'd still be back home. Pain is just part of it. Tired is just part of it. You have to run through those things." He paused. "But tell you what, I will take a bit of a break."

"You will?"

"Sure, I'm going to run for another mile and then I'm going to take at least a five minute break." He smiled, got up off the bumper and disappeared around the side of the van.


From Run by Eric Walters ©2003. Published by Penguin Canada.