Stuck in Neutral

Author(s): Terry Trueman
Series: Stuck in Neutral Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jul 24, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100092484
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062234704
Narrator/s: Johnny Heller
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Shawn McDaniel's life is not what it may seem to anyone looking at him. He is glued to his wheelchair, unable to voluntarily move a muscleA??he can't even move his eyes. For all Shawn's father knows, his son may be suffering. Shawn may want a release. And as long as he is unable to communicate his true feelings to his father, Shawn's life is in danger. To the world, Shawn's senses seem dead. Within these pages, however, we meet a side of him that no one else has seenA??a spirit that is rich beyond imagining, breathing life. This edition features an Extras section, giving readers even more insight into Shawn's life, and includes a Q&A with Terry Trueman, as well as a sneak peek at the sequel to Stuck in Neutral, Life Happens Next.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Terry Trueman
Genre: Ya Fiction
Product Number EB00238037
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: #9780062216991

Professional reviews

"Imagine not being able to control a single movement of your body. This is life for Shawn, who has cerebral palsy. Most treat him like a vegetable, except for Shawn's dad, a poet, who is sensitive enough to intuit there is more to Shawn than meets the eye. The problem is that Shawn thinks his dad is going to kill him because of it--to release his son from this mortal coil and end his suffering, so to speak. Using the first-person narrative to his advantage, Johnny Heller adeptly voices the frustration Shawn feels at being incapable of communicating while expressing many of the same thoughts, feelings, and fears the average teenager has. Heller convincingly switches between the wry observant voice of 14-year-old Shawn to the emotionally charged voice of Shawn's divorced father, who feels a mixture of shame, guilt, and responsibility for Shawn's future--one they are both unsure of even to the final sentence. M.M.O. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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