Rachael Scdoris Rick Steber
- Title: No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer
- Author: Rachael Scdoris Rick Steber
- ISBN: 9781429908689
- Page: 131
- Format: ebook
The inspirational first person story of a young dog sled racer who had to overcome incredible odds to compete she is legally blindFor than eleven years, twenty one year old Rachael Scdoris has been guiding teams of sled dogs across jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, and desolate tundra at speeds exceeding twenty mph Not only is Rachael the youngesThe inspirational first person story of a young dog sled racer who had to overcome incredible odds to compete she is legally blindFor than eleven years, twenty one year old Rachael Scdoris has been guiding teams of sled dogs across jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, and desolate tundra at speeds exceeding twenty mph Not only is Rachael the youngest athlete to ever complete a 500 mile sled dog race mile, but she is also legally blind and has been since birth Though she faced resistance from race organizers, Rachael finally achieved her goal of competing, with the aid of a visual interpreter, in the 2005 Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race across the wilds of Alaska No End in Sight is a story full of heartache and hope, challenge and courage and ultimately the triumph of dreaming big and working to make those dreams come true.
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I found my 2005 edition of this book on a dealer's used book table in the plaza earlier this year. I could not find this exact edition in the GR database, though. All of the ones listed there have Scdoris herself as the author, but mine lists Rick Steber as author. Of course I was confused about that until I read the introduction, which was written by Scdoris. There she explains that she told her story to family friend Steber and asked him to write it for the world, which explained the mystery o [...]
As an eight year old legally blind girl, Rachael Scdoris decided that she wanted to be a sled dog musher and to run the Iditarod. She faced many challenges along the way but was determined to achieve her goal. Her story is inspiring and informative. Written in a very simple way, the book seemed aimed to middle-schoolers. Not a great or memorable book, but maybe a good choice for a young child needing a dose of courage or inspiration.
No End In Sight is a great inspirational story for children to read. I myself was given this book at the age of 12 and I loved it. It is true story about a girl named Rachael Scdoris who is blind. She is also a sled dog racer. It tells the journey off her overcoming her blindness and doing what she is passionate about regardless of her disability. I think this book would be considered a social issue because of her disability. It is hard to talk to children about disabilities because they usually [...]
I read this book in eighth grade, and I enjoyed it so much that I loaned it to my English teacher. It pains me that I never got it back. Six years later, I remember enjoying the story immensely and being thoroughly inspired. I would love to read it again.
Glossary of sled dog terms in back of book helpful to read before reading the rest of the book. Some of the places she describes in the book are so big and beautiful sounding or big and dangerous that I find myself looking them up on Google Maps / Google Images to get a clearer picture of where we are since it is such a foreign landscape to me. Reading the book and hearing the name dropping she does about people who support her or people she's met while making so little mention of her mom make m [...]
This book took me on an adventurous journey across the frozen Alaskan tundra. I enjoyed reading about the hardships Rachael faced for being a blind dog sled racer, and the way she overcame the many preconceptions others had of her. Throughout the book, she proves to be a force to be reckoned with and shows, even professional dog sled racers, that she can do anything she puts her mind to. Rachael and Rick also do a remarkable job incorporating the lifestyle of what it takes to be part of a dog sl [...]
The exciting and inspirational story of Rachael Scdoris, a professional sled dog musher who happens to be legally blind. Scdoris tells of her childhood in Oregon, participating in track and cross-country in high school, and her life on the sled, starting when she was first allowed to drive a dog team at the age of ten up until she became the first legally blind person to run the Iditarod. Funny, fast-paced and all in all an excellent book. If you loved Touch The Top of the World by Erik Weihenma [...]
This was an okay book. There were quite a few spots where the book really slowed down. I also am not that big of a fan of biographies. I did think that the life of sled dog racer was interesting but it just didn't seem that well written. It seemed like in places there really wasn't enough detail to hold your interest and in other places there was too much information and it became drawn out. All in all I don't regret reading this book but I wouldn't recommend it.
From the beginning Rachael's life is one of hardship. However she lives her life according to her rules. She loves the outdoors and enjoys her father's sled dogs. As Rachael grows she decides she wants to learn to run with her dad's sled dogs. As her first run is described I felt that I was with her on that sled. This book is full of action as well as heart-felt sadness for the taunting she took as a child because of her visual impairment.
A Memoir following the challenges a courageous andtough blind girl met on her way to run the Iditarod. She had to fight for the right to use a ‘sight’ team to direct her when he limited sight failed her. I randomly found this book in the library and picked it up, it was interesting to read and I learned a lot about the ‘musher’ world.
I haven't actually read this book yet because I just checked it out today for an English project. It sounds intriguing though! Imagine alegally blindyoung woman participating in a500 miledog sled race. InAlaska. Sounds awesome! Can't wait to read! :) Update: This book was truly inspiring and awesome. I recommend it to anyone!
I am 2/3 the way through this book and really like it. The writing style is no nonsense; not fluffy or poetic, but Rachael's story is so inspiring, and at times heart-wrenching, that it is difficult to put down.
meh. just. meh.i only finished it because of my somewhat strange and not fully explored love of the iditarod.but the book just wasn't well written, the voice was irritating, and it generally lackedat said, rachael scdoris, as are all serious mushers, is an amazing athlete.
Rachel's story of going up against the odds is interesting, but she needed much more help than she got when writing her story. Too often it sounded like a high school essay. However, it was worth reading about how she never gave up even when everything was stacked against her.
While the author isn't the most talented - this story captivated me. I found the ending really thought provoking. It's not your typical ending to a story about someone trying to succeed against the odds. I won't say anymore because I don't want give away the ending.
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested the whole time. I've always wanted to try dog sledding, and reading this only fed that. Also it made me feel really lazy, so it's great motivation!
Fast, easy-to-read book. It was marked "teen" in my library but at 36, I didn't find it too annoyingly teeny-bopper-ish at all. My only gripe is that I wish there were more photos!
okay so far- about half way through. not the best writing, but an interesting story.
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