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Rachel Scdoris & Rick Steber. No End in Sight
St. Martin’s Press  $30.95  ISBN 978-0-312-35273-8  272 pg.
Reviewed by Darcy, Age 12

This has to be one of the most touching and inspiring stories I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time.  No End in Sight is about Rachel Scdoris, a legally blind sled dog driver.  Rachel has been blind since birth and has had to overcome many obstacles throughout her life.  Even though her life was not always a smooth ride she never lost sight of her goal to one day run the “Last Great Race”, the Iditarod.  For many competitive long distance sled dog racers this is a dream, some will never achieve it, but Rachel knew that she wanted to run this race and she never gave up hope.  In the end this dedication and persistence paid off, and after much debate by the people in charge of running the Iditarod, she was welcomed to run the 2005 Iditarod.  Throughout this book you follow Rachel through her life, from when she was a child until the 2005 Iditarod and get a peek at what it is like to walk in her shoes.

Rick Steber and Rachel did a fantastic job at writing this book.  It was also cool to see pictures at the beginning of each chapter, to me that just added a little bit more of a personal touch.  Having run sled dogs myself for most of my childhood, it was a little easier to relate to her at times, but I firmly believe that everyone can enjoy this book.  Rachel will always be someone I look up to.  I would recommend this book to everyone over the age of twelve.

No End In Sight deserves 5 gold, shining stars!!  

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