DIVerse Families
 
Stuck in Neutral

Title

Stuck in Neutral

Authors

Terry Trueman

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780340817452

Pages

114 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fourteen-year-old Shawn McDaniel suffers from severe cerebral palsy and cannot function physically in any way, not even to show his intelligence and awareness of his life, his family, and his condition. How does he cope with the suspicion that his father is planning to kill him?

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

820L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Divorce; Developmental disability; divorced parents; cerebral palsy

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father

Awards

Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2002, Winner, Grades 6-8
Michael L. Printz Award, 2001, Honor Book
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002 Critical Literacy
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2000
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2000 Older Readers
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2001
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Young Listeners, 2003
Booklist Top 10 Youth First Novels, 2000
Core Collection: Character Education In YA Fiction, 2006
English Journal Honor Listing, 2000
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2001
Not Just for Children Anymore!, 2001 Fiction (Novels & Short Stories)
Parent's Guide to Children's Media, 2000 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2001 Fiction
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010 Bodies

Keywords

secret genius; murder; abuse; underdog; abandonment; fame; lack of control; euthanasia

Diversity Impact

direct

Stuck in Neutral


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