What does Squeaky like to do in "Raymond's Run"?

Squeaky enjoys running more than anything else. She would rather people be genuine than pretend to be nice. She never pretends that she does not have to practice or study, and she can’t stand people who do. Squeaky believes in hard work and thinks nobody should pretend they don’t have to work hard.

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Squeaky enjoys running more than anything else.

Squeaky spends her time taking care of her brother and running.  Running is more than a hobby for her.  She is very serious about it.  Squeaky’s brother has special needs, and she has to look out for him.  Even though he is her...

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Squeaky enjoys running more than anything else.

Squeaky spends her time taking care of her brother and running.  Running is more than a hobby for her.  She is very serious about it.  Squeaky’s brother has special needs, and she has to look out for him.  Even though he is her older brother, she cares for him like a younger brother.  Running is like a release for Squeaky.

I much rather just knock you down and take my chances even if I am a little girl with skinny arms and a squeaky voice, which is how I got the name Squeaky. And if things get too rough, I run. And as anybody can tell you, I’m the fastest thing on two feet.

Squeaky believes in hard work.  She never pretends that she does not have to practice or study, and she can’t stand people who do.  Being genuine is important to her.  Squeaky would rather that everyone else were genuine too.  She has a hard time getting along with girls her age, because she considers them insincere.

The highlight of Squeaky’s year is the May Day race.  Her mother always wants her to dress up and do the Maypole Dance, but Squeaky likes to race.

Every time, just before I take off in a race, I always feel like I’m in a dream, the kind of dream you have when you’re sick with fever and feel all hot and weightless.

For Squeaky, racing helps her deal with the pressures of life.  It gives her a goal, and something to be proud of.  She also enjoys preparing for the race.  On the day of this race, Squeaky is worried about Gretchen.  She is a girl Squeaky’s age who also thinks she can win the race.  When Gretchen comes in second, Squeaky gets a new respect for her and decides they can become friends.

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