A Boy Named Shawn by Robert Beard
Approx. 29,500 words.
Published on August 11, 2010 by
After Shawn’s parents die in a plane crash, he goes to Florida to meet a man whom his mother dated when she was a student at Florida State University. He agrees to become Shawn’s guardian.
By mistake, Shawn plays in a college football game and becomes an overnight sensation.
The remarkably intelligent boy develops an idea for a new source of electrical power that makes gas engines obsolete.