Author: Terry Trueman
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: A+++
Short description/summary of the book: This book was on the list of "Most Challenged Books" and remains on there currently. From the beginning Shawn knew life would be hard. Shawn is a young man with celebral palsy. He shows us (the reader) how it is being a teenager with this obstacle. His parents are now divorced, and Shawn says it was because of him. His father couldn't deal with watching his youngest child suffer. His wanted to "end his pain." Shawn struggles with this throughout the book because he does not want to die, but he is very understanding of why his dad does this. He loves and respects his father, which shows that Shawn really is like everyone else, but to the outside world, they cannot see it.
My thoughts: This book is INCREDIBLE! I couldn't stop reading it! This book (because the author has a son with C.P., made me try to understand what these people with this condition. I loved Shawn in this book. I kept wishing that someone could really understand him. It is even more real because Trueman's son has C.P. as well.
BOTTOM LINE: GO AND READ THIS BOOK NOW!
Also, if anyone has read any of other Trueman's works, let me know what you thought of them!
Currently Reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and I'm about to start Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.