The novel "Shell-Shocked" is an adventurous journey into the mind and soul of the central character, Jessie. "Shell-Shocked" provides extraordinary psychological insight and profound depth in the profile of its main character. Consequently, it deals with fear, psychological and social struggles, and allows the reader to interact with Jessie's inferiority complexes through his emotions. Jessie's fears are in each one of us. Jessie's circumstances may be extraordinary but his innermost feelings and values are quite ordinary. As you get to know Jessie, you may empathize with his truth and reflect on your own. Throughout the journey the underlying story is about listening to his coping mechanisms with regards to his values, love, maturity, and ability to forgive.