Cruise Control

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Author(s): Terry Trueman
CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: C3735
Released: May 24, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419396076
Narrator/s: Andy Paris
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Description

Paul McDaniel is an A student, an exceptional athlete and a high school senior planning a promising future at Georgetown University. He is also incredibly angry. He is the "other" son: the healthy, gifted, normal one. His 14-year-old brother Shawn is a "veg"-confined to a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and no way of communicating with the family. Their father recently moved out of the house, leaving Paul and his mother to deal with Shawn. Angry that his father abandoned the family, Paul expresses his rage with extreme violence. Basketball offers him an escape from the pain; but, with fighting he senses a "weird relief." Controlling his anger is crucial before Paul can take control of his life. Stuck in Neutral, a Printz Honor Book, gives a different perspective on this struggling family.

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eBook
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Author(s): Terry Trueman
Series:
Genre: Ya Fiction
Product Number EB00231005
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: #9780062216953
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Terry Trueman
Narrator(s): Andy Paris
Series:
Product Number 3B033
Released: Jun 21, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419396083
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Class Set
Author(s): Terry Trueman
Narrator(s): Andy Paris
Series:
Product Number 3L033
Released: Aug 16, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419396090
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Terry Trueman
Narrator(s): Andy Paris
Series:
Product Number 3C584
Released: Jun 09, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419396106
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Terry Trueman
Series:
Product Number 43879
Released: May 12, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419331084
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Terry Trueman
Series:
Product Number 14324
Released: Feb 23, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780064473774

Professional reviews

"Paul McDaniel, a high school senior, is expertly characterized by Andy Paris in this first-person narrative. Adolescent angst is heightened as Paul fluctuates between anger, compassion, and despair over the plight of his severely disabled brother. Sean's daily seizures and need for total personal care take an immeasurable toll on Paul and his family. As Paul strains with the effort to appear "normal" in the midst of his family's struggle, his rage towards his absent father is made palpable in Paris's delivery of adolescent sarcasm. Paris's performance forces the listener to empathize with Paul's feelings of despair and futility, as well as his developing understanding of the thin line between joy and tragedy. L.H. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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