How sick is this: I2m the major jock-stud in high school, but my brother has the brain of a badminton birdie and a body to match. I2ve got everything and he2s got nothing. I2m a three-year, three-sport letterman and Shawn can2t even stand up! Like I said, sick, huh? It2s hard to be a brother to someone who doesn2t even know you2re there. How can you talk to him when he can2t understand a thing you say? How can you listen to him when he can2t speak a word? How can you love him when he2s so messed up, he can2t love you back? And how can you have a life of your own when your father bailed on the family, leaving you to be the "man of the house"? Fueled by rage at what has happened to his family, Paul is ready to explode. And he is haunted by something even worse -- something he can never tell anyone. It is something he will have to face if he is to have any hope of a future at all. While Cruise Control is a companion to Terry Trueman2s Printz Honor book, Stuck in Neutral, it is the completely independent story of a family2s "other" son -- the one who is healthy, gifted, normal. It is a courageously hopeful story told with power, compassion, and humor.Trueman, Terry is the author of 'Cruise Control ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780064473774 and ISBN 0064473775.