Stuck in Neutral
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 muscle—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... show more
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 muscle—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 seen—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.
Publish date: July 24th 2012
Pages no: 114
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, High School
Series: Shawn McDaniel (#1)
I didn’t know that this book was so controversial until I Googled it. People actually believe that this novel is proof that the author wants to murder his disabled son. I’m sorry, but that seems idiotic. If authors were as twisted as their characters, Stephen King would have been in prison 30 years ...
This was an intense and compact book, perhaps made more intense by its brevity. I picked it up this afternoon and was drawn through it in an hour. Shawn's voice rings achingly true, as do the voices of his family. Parts of it are really, really tough to read but it's worth the pain.
Sort of disturbing book about life from the view of a "vegetable." The narrator is a 14 year-old kid with C.P. who cannot communicate or control his body at all. However, his brain works perfectly fine and is a very smart kid. Most of the novel revolves around his father debating if they best thing ...