No Right Turn

No Right Turn Cover

No Right Turn

By Terry Trueman

HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780060574918, 176pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2006


Three years after his father's suicide, Jordan is a self–described zombie. With no friends and no interests, Jordan has made sure he is invisible and alone because it's easier to get by that way. But then salvation comes in the most unlikely form. It's gorgeous, and it's sexy–a 1976 Corvette! Drawn by this beautiful car and the doors it opens for him, Jordan realizes that maybe he can start living. But on the path to recovery, Jordan starts taking risky chances that mean he might just lose everything all over again.

In this forceful novel, Michael L. Printz Honor author Terry Trueman powerfully explores the fragile and resilient spirit of a boy desperate for a lifeline to hold on to.

Ages 14+

About the Author

Terry Trueman was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the University of Washington, where he received his B.A. in creative writing. He also has an M.S. in applied psychology and an M.F.A. in creative writing, both from Eastern Washington University. The father of two sons, Henry Sheehan and Jess, Terry Trueman makes his home in Spokane, Washington, with his wife, Patti. His previous books are No Right Turn, Cruise Control, Inside Out, and Stuck in Neutral, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.