Trueman, Terry. Stuck in neutral . New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000. Print.
In Stuck in Neutral the narrator is a boy that no one truly knows. The reason is that Shawn has cerebral palsy and can't speak or move. He has no control over his body and the doctors have assured his family that he is a vegetable. What they don't know is that the doctors are wrong. Shawn is very aware of what is going on around him and he has a gift of being able to remember everything he has ever heard. He also looks forward to the frequent seizures he has because they allow his mind to escape his useless body for awhile. During his seizures he feels that he can float free and he is able to explore the world. Unfortunately, Shawn becomes aware that his father wants to kill him. His father wants to put him out of his "misery" and pain.
I liked this short book up until the end. I did not like the open-ended resolution. I wanted to know what decision Shawn's father made and what happened to him.