Stuck in Neutralby Terry Trueman
Pub. Date: 12/01/2003
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Shawn McDaniel is an enigma and a miracleexcept no one knows it, least of all his father. His life is not what it may seem to anyone looking at him. Not even those who love him best have any idea what he is truly like. In this extraordinary and powerful first novel, the reader learns to look beyond the obvious and finds a character whose spirit is rich… See more details below
Shawn McDaniel is an enigma and a miracleexcept no one knows it, least of all his father. His life is not what it may seem to anyone looking at him. Not even those who love him best have any idea what he is truly like. In this extraordinary and powerful first novel, the reader learns to look beyond the obvious and finds a character whose spirit is rich beyond imagining and whose story is unforgettable.
My life is like one of those "good news-bad news" jokes. Like, "I've got some good news and some bad newswhich do you want first?"
I could go on about my good news for hours, but you probably want to hear the punch line, my bad news, right? Well, there isn't that much, really, but what's here is pretty wild. First off, my parents got divorced ten years ago because of me. My being born changed everything for all of us, in every way. My dad didn't divorce my mom, or my sister, Cindy, or my brother, Paulhe divorced me. He couldn't handle my condition, so he had to leave. My condition? Well, that brings us to the guts of my bad news.
Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL), Books for Youth Editor's Choice 2000 (Booklist), Top 10 Youth First Novels 2000(Booklist), 2001 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA), 2001 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers (ALA), and 2001 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
- Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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- Product dimensions:
- 4.72(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.54(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 17 Years
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this month i read a book called stuck in neutral. written by a man name terry trueman. stuck in neutral is fiction because all the events could happen in some life for real. this book was choosen by a friend she told me it was really good and the cover of the book caught my eye the picture and the color was just there saying"read me". shawn is the main character he is telling the story he is a disable kid and his father left him when he was younger because he could not deal with his son condition that he had. the events that happen in the book i could not really relate to but some of the events i could. it was was very sad, werid, and mostly confusing. it was the perfect length. on a scale of 1 to 5 i give it a 2