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by Terry Trueman

Stuck in Neutral, a Printz Honor Book, introduced the world to Shawn McDaniel, a fourteen-year-old kid with cerebral palsy. But what happens next?

Shawn's got a new perspective on life. But no one has a clue. That's because they can see only his wheelchair, his limp body, his drool. What they don't see? His brain, with perfect auditory memory. And his heart, which is in love with a girl. And his fierce belief that someday someone will realize there's way more to him than his appearance.

How do you connect with others when you can't talk, walk, or even wave hello? In the sequel to Stuck in Neutral, which ALA Booklist called "an intense reading experience," Shawn McDaniel discovers a new definition of "normal" and finds that life happens next for everyone.

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ISBN: 0062028030
ISBN13: 978-0062028037
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Terry Trueman
Language: English
Publisher: HarperTeen (August 21, 2012)
Pages: 144 pages
ePUB size: 1862 kb
FB2 size: 1178 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 861
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WOW. This look into the inner workings of Shawn McDaniel, a profoundly disabled 15 year old, blew me away. Terry Trueman advocates for those with disabilities simply by making them as human as everyone else. Seems like a harsh thing to acknowledge-- that able-minded/bodied people fail to see the other-abled among them as not-quite-human, doesn't it? But it's necessary to admit that we do this. LIFE HAPPENS NEXT has the message that even if others look or process thoughts differently, they deserve recognition of having the same dreams, feelings, and longing for to be touched. The message is loud and clear without being the slightest bit preachy or sad. Knowing that Terry has a profoundly disabled son makes Shawn's story all the more poignant to me. I will never look upon a person such as Shawn in the same way again--which has been quickly averting my eyes and acting as if they are invisible so as not to "stare". LIFE HAPPENS NEXT is a story that screams in a voice that cannot speak, "I am here. I am loved. I matter."
I was a jr. high librarian until recently. Terry Trueman has never disappointed a reluctant reader at our school. This book is a stand alone and delivers a powerful lesson about why we have purpose in life - no matter what the circumstances. Love this author for this age group and older.
"Life Happens Next" is a courageous story because it addresses conditions like CP and Downs...yet the story flows so nicely that these serious disabilities seem secondary to the interesting personalites of the main characters. It takes a creative person to write a story like that. Congrats to Terry Trueman for this heartfelt story.
This book really provided an inside look into mental disabilities and physical disabilities. We read it for a college "Individuals with Exceptionalities" class, and learned a lot from it. I would recommend this for anyone who desires to become sensitized to the issues of Exceptionalities. It's a must read for all educators!
This was for my grandson, who really likes author Terry Trueman. Thanks!
A lot of sequels aren't very good, but this sequel is really good. Trueman's usual humor comes through and so does his love of these characters. He makes me want to keep reading and the writing really touches my heart. Bravo Terry!
I bought this because my granddaughter was to read it for school. I ended up reading it. Very insightful about disabilities.