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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?

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"?

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.

About the Author

Terry Trueman was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the University of Washington, where he received his B.A. in creative writing. He also has an M.S. in applied psychology and an M.F.A. in creative writing, both from Eastern Washington University. The father of two sons, Henry Sheehan and Jess, Terry Trueman makes his home in Spokane, Washington, with his wife, Patti. His previous books are No Right Turn, Cruise Control, Inside Out, and Stuck in Neutral, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064473774
Author:
Trueman, Terry
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
Baer, Marianna
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20051025
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 17.78 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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