Congratulations and a mighty woo-HOO to my fellow Class of 2k7 member Sarah Aronson for the recent release of her young adult novel, HEAD CASE!
One bad night.
One too many drinks.
Frank Marder is a head, paralyzed from the neck down, and it’s his fault. He was drinking. He was driving. Now Frank can’t walk, he can’t move, he can’t feel his skin. He needs someone to feed him, to wash him, to move his body.
When you’re a head, do you ever feel like a whole person? Will Frank ever get to forgive himself.
Head Case will make you consider how we judge each other. And how we can move beyond our mistakes—with honesty, compassion, and even humor.
“(Head Case) will make a strong impression on readers with its raw emotion and bitter narrative tone.” — Booklist
“Aronson’s raw first novel delves into the emotions, mobility, daily functions (e.g., eating, talking on a phone and using a computer) and even the pleasures and sex of quadriplegics. Above all, it asks us to consider how we value individuals with disabilities.”— Kirkus Reviews
“First time novelist Sarah Aronson’s take on a situation that most people would consider nightmarish manages to not only be hopeful, but also full of humor and the strength of the human spirit.”— Reading Rants
“A scary, thought-provoking glimpse at life without control.” — Teens Read Too
Congratulations, Sarah, I wish you great success with your compelling novel!