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A young ultra-marathon runner is pushed to the breaking point and beyond in this gripping tale of physical endurance and emotional healing.

Quinn has been called a superhero and a freak of nature. At age 13, he's an amazing distance runner. He takes on the second-hardest challenge of his life when he enters his first ultramarathon: a grueling 100-mile, 24-hour-long race that will push him to the very limit of his endurance.

While Quinn struggles to go on - up a mountain and through the night, as his muscles break down and he begins to hallucinate - we learn why the ultra-marathon is only the second hardest thing he has endured in his young life. And maybe this devastating event from his past is exactly what Quinn has been running from . . .

Framed as an interview with a media commentator after Quinn's newsmaking finish, this remarkable debut novel from ultra-marathon runner David Carroll reminds us that when we dare to challenge what is possible, the word impossible loses its meaning.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Scholastic Inc., c2014
ISBN: 9781443119184
Branch Call Number: J FIC Carro
Characteristics: 192 p


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Apr 09, 2014

This book has the most detail of any silver birch book I have read. It actually makes you feel like you are running

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Mar 26, 2014

This was my favourite book so far. He never gave up, and was just 13 years old and running an ultra marathon. I could never have done that.

Mar 26, 2014

I like running 2. gtg

Mar 25, 2014

Ultra is a very fascinating book about an 13-year-old runner, Quinn decided to run an 100 miles marathon in 24 hours during the punishing Shin-Kicker and he won the marathon with the help of his family and a girl named Tara that supported him to be winning the race. I think that the book is very good or maybe even great one and its like all about the adventure and support fro other people. I hope you all liked it too!

Mar 20, 2014

Was very incuraging to try your best and not give up

yeah hes really awesome at running cuz he must run all the time

Mar 18, 2014

Quinn is so cool he can run a100 mile marathon without water but he is lucky that Kara came and saved him. Omg best book ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 09, 2014

Ultra was an interesting book and focussed on the courage of a runner. The book was fast moving and kept my interest all the way through. I would recommend and rate this book 4 1/2 stars.

Mar 05, 2014

This book is AMAZING!!!! When I start reading the first chapter, I couldn't put it down! I am on Mile 22 and I just can't wait till mile 100! This book also adds in a lot of humor. It's surprising that David Carroll's first novel is SO addicting and fun! This book also encouraged me to run with MY dad. If you are a runner or you really want to run but need SOMETHING to help you get fit and ready, I am sure that the SOMETHING you will need is this book, "ULTRA"!

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