Head Case

Title

Head Case

Authors

Sarah Aronson

Publisher

Roaring Book Press

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9781596432147

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seventeen-year-old Frank Marder struggles to deal with the aftermath of an accident he had while driving drunk that killed two people, including his girlfriend, and left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

490L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; wheelchair user; paralysis; quadriplegia; physical therapy

Main Character

male teeanger

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2008

Keywords

alcohol; drunk driving; death; high school; grief; paralyzed from the neck down; blame; manslaughter

Diversity Impact

direct

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