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Stuck in Neutral Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Stuck in Neutral

Shawn is a normal teenage boy. He likes girls, he likes music and television. However, there is one thing about him that's special: he is physically incapable of movement. He can't move his legs, arms, mouth, eyes, toes or anything. He can't move at all. He sits there drooling in his wheelchair. The world looks at him as mentally retarded, simply because he looks different and can't speak or move. On the contrary, he is more intelligent than most people. He understands everythign that is said about him, but no one knows. No one knows him for who he is and no one even knows that he can think. Shawn is noticing something weird about his father. He's making weird comments such as, "I wan't to put you out of your pain," and "What is the purpose of your life?" Shawn is certain his father is going to kill him. But Shawn can't tell anyone or even fight back.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father (or standin) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Brain/Body disability?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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