“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” (Carl W. Buechner) Terry Trueman‘s book Stuck in Neutral is a book which fit that adage perfectly for me a few years ago. So it was with excitement when I discovered Cruise Control, a companion story to Terry’s Newbery Honor book.
If you’ve read neither, start with Stuck in Neutral and be ready to be touched by Shawn McDaniel.
Then go on to read and sympathize with his older brother Paul in Cruise Control (Harpercollins Harper Tempest imprint, 2004). You’ll be hooked by Paul’s voice right from the first: “My only brother is a veg. Yep, a full-fledged, drooling, fourteen-year-old idiot. If you were to call him that, you’d have a big problem on your hands–namely, me!” And, then, if you’re like me, you’ll keep reading and be unwilling to put the book down until the very satisfying end is reached.
Read about the award winning author on his website.