Cruise Control - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Terry Trueman, Andy Paris (Narrator) Paul McDaniel is an A student, an exceptional athlete and a high school senior planning a promising future at Georgetown University. He is also incredibly angry. He is the "other" son: the healthy, gifted, normal one. His 14 year-old brother, Shawn is a "veg" --confined to a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and no way of commun... more »icating with the family. Their father recently moved out of the house, leaving Paul and his mother to deal with Shawn.
Angry that his father abandoned the family, Paul expresses his rage with extreme violence. Basketball offers him an escape from the pain; when he's playing he doesn't have to think about home. But, fighting gives him a stronger kind of "weird relief." As Paul comes to terms with his life, he has to rake control of his anger. But will he ever come to terms with his father?
Terry Trueman's "Cruise Control" is the companion book to "Stuck in Neutral", a Printz Honor Book. Narrator Andy Paris gives a stirring performance of this poignant novel.« less