"...A wonderful story about the nature of children and, more generally, about the challenge of survival. . . . Frankie becomes fluent as a result of breathing exercises and changing his attitude about the world. This book is a joy to read because it contains genuine and thoughtful observations about children living together and coping with reality." (Bushey and Martin, 1988)
"Stuttering is referred to as stammering in this story, and although Elphie does not stutter often, it is clearly a cause of dismay when her 'wretched stammer' occurs. Elphie stutters during painful or difficult conversations. . . . She refers to stuttering as something that happens to her, not as something that she does." (Bushey and Martin, 1988)
This is about a fifteen year old boy who stutters.
"This story is about racial and ethnic prejudice and about the misery of self-pity. Good humor and real insight, however, save the story from becoming tedious and sermon-like." (Bushey and Martin, 1988)
"This book is rich in detailed descriptions of stuttering and the experience of being a stutter. Common theories and superstitions about stuttering are woven into the story." (Bushey and Martin, 1988)
"This book is. . . an interesting and exciting story. Stuttering is mainly a device used by the author to give (the main character) a distinctly human frailty and to indicate when the young man was under an emotional strain. Importantly, (he) is not a weak character, as are many stutterers in fictional literature. (He) is romantically attractive, and no more or less insecure than most young me. He is not overly embarrassed by his stuttering. The very unimportance of stuttering in this story adds to the book's positive emotional impact." (Bushey and Martin, 1988)
The story of a professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls.
Pratchetts books appear to be very popular among teenagers. It is a fantasy book. The stammering character is called Simon. He is not the major character but is quite important.