Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Book Haul to End All Book Hauls (The End)


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently.

If you’ve been following my Book Haul to End All Book Hauls, you’ll know that I ordered 7 boxes of books. I showed you the contents of box #7 two weeks ago, but I got another book. This one came all by itself.




Stuck in Neutral – Terry Trueman


Fourteen-year-old Shawn McDaniel loves the taste of smoked oysters and his mother's gentle hugs. Unfortunately, it's impossible for Shawn to feed himself or to hug his mom back. Shawn has cerebral palsy, a condition that has robbed him of all muscle control. He can't walk, talk, or even focus his eyes on his own. But despite all these handicaps, despite the frustration of not being able to communicate, Shawn is still happy to be alive: "Somehow all the things I think about and remember turn to joy . . . favorite movies . . . pinecones . . . chocolate pudding . . . the scent of Comet in a stainless steel sink . . . . Life can be great, even for me." That is why he panics when he begins to suspect that his father is thinking of killing him. Shawn knows that his father is trying to be kind; he imagines that his son's life is an endless torment. His dad has no idea of the rich life that Shawn lives inside his head. And Shawn, helpless and mute, has no way of telling him.

13 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, AJ, this sounds extremely intense! I think I would be a little bit freaked out reading it, but at the same time, I really want to get to know Shawn.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  2. This one sounds very intense. I hope you enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  3. This sounds really good but really deep. Definitely something you have to be in the mood for - Enjoy!

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  4. This is a new to me book. It sounds very intense.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Right? I need to check it out

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      Leydy @ OUaT

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  5. Oh wow this sounds like it could be an intense read. Hope you enjoy it!

    My StS

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  6. I LOVE this book. Seriously. My sister read it and then I did back in middle school. It's definitely an intense novel, but it's fascinating. The author has personal experience with his own son too, in terms of this illness.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. I will need to check it out then

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  7. This looks interesting. Enjoy

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    Leydy @ OUaT

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  8. I don't know the book but it sounds awesome! Happy reading

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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  9. Oh wow! Nice! That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy it too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  10. Wow!! Looks like a really scary and awesome book to read.
    Hope you enjoy it.

    Mariska
    Here is my STS if you like to see it :D

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  11. He loves eating smoked oysters? Wow.... he has a very large palette. The book sounds very, very deep... and a bit depressing. 'm interested to see what you think of this book. Hopefully, your thoughts are good.

    -Rekha @ Million Book Mill

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