Essay Topic 1
Shawn states that he does not like it when people are called "special." Write about at least two characters who can be considered "special" in Stuck in Neutral.
Part 1) What does Shawn mean by "special," who is considered "special," and in what way are there characters in Stuck in Neutral considered special?
Part 2) How does Shawn's attitude and the attitude of others about being considered "special" add tension to the plot?
Essay Topic 2
What are Shawn's main methods for learning about life? Does he learn from people, through other means, or both? How does Shawn learn in these ways? What challenges does learning in these ways present? How does Shawn's intelligence and genius help or hinder him in the process when he encounters a learning challenge?
Essay Topic 3
Point of view in a novel allows the reader to experience the story. In Stuck in Neutral, the...
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