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Young Adult Fiction Death & Dying

Running Through It

by (author) Lorie Scarfarotti

Red Deer Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Death & Dying, Death & Dying, Track & Field
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9


Over the course of a week, thirteen-year-old Track & Field runner, Josie Tomaselli, confronts multiple challenges with humour, confusion, fear, "lady balls," and the inspiration of her pre-race music playlist. As the big race approaches, she's missing the support of her father, who is dying of cancer. While at first she refuses to acknowledge the possibility of losing him, in the end she rallies to face the situation and find a way to say goodbye to her dad.

About the author

Running Through It is Lorie Scarfarotti's debut novel. She lives in Toronto with her husband, three children and puppy, Rio.

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Editorial Reviews

"A sensitively told story about parental illness interwoven with meaningful friendship and sports themes."
Kirkus Reviews