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Stuck in Neutral

Stuck in Neutral Description:

p Shawn McDaniel is an enigma and a miracle except 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 p p p blockquote p My life is like one of those good news bad news jokes Like I ve got some good news and some bad news which do you want first p p 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 Paul he divorced i me i He couldn t handle my condition so he had to leave My condition Well that brings us to the guts of my bad news p blockquote

Rating: 3.67 out of 5

Inside Out

Inside Out Description:

In a busy coffee shop a robbery goes wrong Two gunmen hold seven hostages including teenager Zach Wahhsted What nobody realizes at first is that Zach is anything but ordinary and his troubled mind is more dangerous than any weapon Terry Trueman has created a compelling character with the same shocking power and heartbreaking compassion as his Printz Honor Award debut novel Stuck in Neutral br br Ages

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Cruise Control

Cruise Control Description:

How sick is this I m the major jock stud in high school but my brother has the brain of a badminton birdie and a body to match I ve got everything and he s got nothing I m a three year three sport letterman and Shawn can t even stand up Like I said sick huh br br It s hard to be a brother to someone who doesn t even know you re there How can you talk to him when he can t understand a thing you say How can you listen to him when he can t speak a word How can you love him when he s so messed up he can t love you back And how can you have a life of your own when your father bailed on the family leaving you to be the man of the house br br Fueled by rage at what has happened to his family Paul is ready to explode And he is haunted by something even worse something he can never tell anyone It is something he will have to face if he is to have any hope of a future at all While Cruise Control is a companion to Terry Trueman s Printz Honor book Stuck in Neutral it is the completely independent story of a family s other son the one who is healthy gifted normal It is a courageously hopeful story told with power compassion and humor

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Life Happens Next

Life Happens Next 	Description:

em Stuck in Neutral em a Printz Honor Book introduced the world to Shawn McDaniel a fourteen year old kid with cerebral palsy But what happens next br br Shawn s got a new perspective on life But no one has a clue That s because they can see only his wheelchair his limp body his drool What they don t see His brain with perfect auditory memory And his heart which is in love with a girl And his fierce belief that someday someone will realize there s way more to him than his appearance br br How do you connect with others when you can t talk walk or even wave hello In the sequel to em Stuck in Neutral em which ALA em Booklist em called an intense reading experience Shawn McDaniel discovers a new definition of normal and finds that life happens next for everyone

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

No Right Turn

No Right Turn Description:

Three years after his father s suicide Jordan is a self described zombie With no friends and no interests Jordan has made sure he is invisible and alone because it s easier to get by that way But then salvation comes in the most unlikely form It s gorgeous and it s sexy a Corvette Drawn by this beautiful car and the doors it opens for him Jordan realizes that maybe he can start living But on the path to recovery Jordan starts taking risky chances that mean he might just lose everything all over again br br In this forceful novel Michael L Printz Honor author Terry Trueman powerfully explores the fragile and resilient spirit of a boy desperate for a lifeline to hold on to br br Ages

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

7 Days at the Hot Corner

7 Days at the Hot Corner Description:

In baseball fielding your position at third base is tricky that s why third is called the hot corner You have to be aware that anything can happen at any time br br This should be the best year of Scott s life It s his last season of varsity ball his team is about to go to the city championship and a pro career is on the line Instead everything he always counted on comes crashing down at the same time and his whole life is like one blazing hot corner full of deadly line drives and crazy bad hops br br Scott can t believe the awful stuff coming his way but it s time to find out whether he has what it takes to play the hot corner on the baseball diamond and off it

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Hurricane

Hurricane Description:

strong The powerful story of a boy s fear and courage in the face of a force of nature too huge to even imagine strong br br Based on Hurricane Mitch s devastation of Honduras in Terry Trueman s acclaimed em Hurricane em is a gripping realistic story told from the perspective of a hurricane survivor br br After hours of cowering in the dark with no lights no warmth and the terrible noises of the rain and wind pounding on the walls Jos walks out his front door and steps into a nightmare Everything is gone Everything except for the desperate courage of those who survived that terrifying night br br But his nightmare has only begun as he and the few who are left in his small village dig for survivors search for food and water and try to start pulling their lives back together

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Sheehan

Sheehan Description:

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Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Swallowing The Sun

Swallowing The Sun Description:

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Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Gettin' Weird

Gettin' Weird Description:

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Rating: 3.34 out of 5