Stuck in Neutral
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 a...more
This book, Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman is one of the best books that I have ever read.
It’s about a teenage boy named Shawn McDaniel. He has cerebral palsy; a condition where you can’t move a muscle in your body and can’t communicate with anyone other than yourself. Shawn can only say things through his thoughts in a first person view. Shawn thinks of himself as dead-like, yet intelligent. Shawn’s dad can’t see him sufferi ...more
Also, and this is kind of strange, the first few chapters reminded me of Bud, Not Buddy because the narrator in both is a little kid in a terrible situation who's just so darn upbeat about everything. And by "upbeat" I don't mean optimistic, I mean uses a lot of whimsical expression punctuated with ex ...more
the book is about a young boy named Shawn who has cerebral palsy. although many people think that he can't do anything or think for himself they are wrong. Shawn is actually a very smar ...more
I'm 14 years old.
I think my father is planning to kill me.
In a phenomenally personal story Terry Trueman takes us into the mind of a profoundly, developmentally disabled cerebral palsy sufferer who's also a quirky, insightful, vibrantly alive 14 year old. However this kid is pretty much input only. Who can tell what goes on in the mind of a child who cannot even control his own eye blinks?
While the protagonist in this story is unable to communicate with anyone in his ...more
I really liked the book, Stuck In Neutral, a lot. It was one of the best books that I have ever read. I will definitely rate this book five stars on Goodreads, because it was one of the best books I have ever read. It was also a great way to learn the perspective from someone who has a mental condition. I hope to read the second book to learn more about main character, Shawn, and what happens to him later in his life.
The book, Stuck In Neutral, was a great story that mak ...more
Plot : The book was about a boy named Shawn who had Cerebral Palsy. His dad, Sydney, left after Shawn was born, because of his seizures and cerebral palsy ...more
I liked the book Stuck in Neutral. It gave great detail about how Shawn lived and all of the struggles he had to go through every day. Shawn was probably the smartest person alive, but he could not talk or walk. He was stuck in a wheelchair, and could not make any movement, people thought he was just retarded but he actually remembers everything that has ever happened in his life.
In the beginning of the book Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman, Shawn seemed like the ordinary ...more
Plot- Shawn McDaniel was a teenage boy with Cerebral Palsy. He had no control over his body, actions, or no way to express his feelings. Due to his mental illness, Shawn suffered from seizures but he had a great ability to remember everything he heard. This ra ...more
This was truly an interesting look into what might be the life of someone like Shawn. It is easy to assume that we know or understand someone simply beca ...more