Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman

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What are the themes of Stuck in Neutral?

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One of the themes of Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman is disability. The main character and narrator of the book, Shawn McDaniel, has cerebral palsy, and is nonverbal. Through Shawn's narration, he reveals the inner thoughts of someone who is unable to communicate with others. Many people, including those who love him, look at Shawn as if he is cognitively as well as physically disabled. However, Shawn reveals his intelligence and sense of humor as he narrates his story. The theme of disability is explored to show that disabilities and people themselves are dynamic and complex.

Another theme of the novel is the importance of a...

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