Books by Terry Trueman

LIFE HAPPENS NEXT by Terry Trueman
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A winning central and supporting cast provide strong compensation for a plot that seems overly worked and too tidily resolved. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Trueman skates the edge of fantasy as he puts readers' hearts through a workout in this sequel to Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >
HURRICANE by Terry Trueman
Released: March 1, 2008

"Reluctant readers may enjoy the plot-driven story of continual peril, but it probably won't leave any lasting impression. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Trueman strains credulity in his fictional recounting of the devastation wrought upon Honduras by Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Read full book review >
7 DAYS AT THE HOT CORNER by Terry Trueman
Released: March 1, 2007

"Especially recommended for reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Trueman again revisits the interior thoughts and fears of a teenager. Read full book review >
NO RIGHT TURN by Terry Trueman
Released: March 1, 2006

"Readers will be taken with Jordan's matter-of-factness about his sorrow and isolation, and how he locks himself up in lies. (Fiction. YA)"
Jordan was 13 when his father killed himself with a shot to the head while they were home alone. Read full book review >
CRUISE CONTROL by Terry Trueman
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A riveting read with a sports flair that resolves too quickly to be quite realistic. (Fiction. YA)"
Angry Paul is the brother of Shawn, the severely disabled narrator of Trueman's Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >
INSIDE OUT by Terry Trueman
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Readers will be unprepared for the ending, but give Trueman credit for attempting to provide some empathy for the 'others' of our world who are too easily dismissed and ridiculed—in a plot line that grabs and doesn't let go. (Fiction. 12+)"
A hostage in a coffee shop burglary gone wrong, narrator Zach is a schizophrenic describing events and reacting to a frightening situation with a seeming stupidity that ups the ante. Read full book review >
STUCK IN NEUTRAL by Terry Trueman
Released: June 30, 2000

"Though character is not the author's strongest concern here, like the similarly lucid brain-damaged teen in Joan Leslie Woodruff's The Shiloh Renewal (1999), Shawn will stay with readers, not for what he does, but for what he is and has made of himself. (Fiction. 12 )"
A teenager with profound cerebral palsy, who is utterly unable to give even those who know him best the faintest sign that he is sentient, narrates this devastating family portrait-cum-moral conundrum. Read full book review >