What Made Maddy Run

What Made Maddy Run

The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of An All-American Teen

Book - 2017
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A sports journalist relates the story of Ivy League freshman and track star Maddy Holleran, who seemingly had it all and succeeded at everything she tried, but who secretly grappled with mental illness before taking her own life during the spring semester.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316356541
Branch Call Number: 616.858445 Fag
Characteristics: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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mko123 Jan 20, 2018

A tragic, cautionary tale for any parents and youth who dream of college and pro-sports. Maddy is any-girl-usa who meets the grim reality of college sports--where grueling practices all but take over her life, as she tries to balance grades and make new friends her freshman year. Something has to give. But the sports business train cannot stop for anyone. This book begs the question of how did we as a society allow a fun game for kids to turn into an all-consuming beast.

Nov 04, 2017

A very eye opening book into the world of depression and suicide. This book showed how social media is effecting our generation today. It was interesting because it showed a lot of emails from Madison and text messages she had sent...so you felt you could see into her life without actually knowing her. The book felt like a research assignment which it was.

Sep 26, 2017

Sobering read, and very apropos as I send my eldest child off to college. With any story where you know the ending in advance, I wanted it to end differently.

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