Stuck in Neutral - Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13. The chapter opens with a stanza of the poem describing Shawn and his father alone in the darkness. In the poem, both characters are disappearing.

Shawn tells the reader it has been five days since the airing of the Alice Ponds Show and he cannot stop thinking about whether or not his father is going to kill him. He goes on to explain his brother, Paul, is 300 miles away at a basketball tournament in Spokane, Washington and his mother and sister will meet him there over the weekend.

Shawn continues to explain how he feels about death. He recalls he typically reflects on the good things in his life, but his anxiety is making that nearly impossible. Shawn takes the reader into a memory of Christmas when he was six years old. He recalls hearing his siblings, early that Christmas morning, ripping their presents...

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