How would you rewrite the ending? If you had the opportunity to rewrite the ending of this book, how would you end the story? Why would you decide to end the book in this way?
These are all rather violent suggestions...wouldn't it be nice if Shawn's father talked to him about how he loves Shawn but sometimes thinks Shawn would be better off in life if he were dead? That way everyone would understand where the other was coming from, because in that instant, Shawn would find a way to effectively communicate to his father that even though aspects of living with a disability are absolutely frustrating, he can and does enjoy life. What an eye-opener that would be!
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