By (author) Terry Trueman
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Cruise Control by Terry Trueman
Book DescriptionHow 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780756954406
(180mm x 122mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Terry Trueman
Life Happens Next, Hardback (September 2012)
Shawn McDaniel, almost fifteen, cannot speak and has no control over his body due to severe cerebral palsy, but he forms a strong connection with his mother's cousin Debi, who has Down Syndrome, and her dog Rusty.
No Right Turn, Paperback / softback (November 2009)
In this forceful novel, a Michael L. Printz Honor author powerfully exposes the fragile and resilient spirit of a boy desperate for a lifeline to hold on to after his father commits suicide.
Cruise Control, Paperback / softback (February 2006)
Paul McDaniel has everything going for him: looks, smarts, and athletic ability. His brother, on the other hand, has nothing, not even a working brain. How can Paul pursue his own happiness when his brother will never know anything but meaningless pain?
Inside Out, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Terry Trueman
From the author of the Printz Honor novel "Stuck in Neutral" comes the gripping story of a boy whose mind is more dangerous than any weapon.
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