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  • Published: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 279 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 560

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  • 9780142407806 (softcover)
  • 0525473114

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Sleeping freshmen never lie

by Lubar, David.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, Traverwood Teen

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While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.

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kind of clever, but too predictable

Granted, I'm probably not the intended audience (I previewed it to see if I thought my 11yo son would like it), but I felt like the plot was way too predictable. There were too many stereotypical characters and situations (goth girl with a brain and heart of gold, aloof gorgeous girl falls for dumb cowardly jock, slightly dweeby boy protagonist gets involved in too many things but ends up on top in the end, etc). And honestly, could every single high-school-freshman-cliche happen to one kid? I don't think so.

However, Scott's lists and notes to his unborn sibling are clever. I especially liked the English teacher / class, and how the author is able to teach some literary devices without being too obvious. :^)

A quick and fun read

This book was very witty, yet also quite thoughtful and realistic. Scott Hudson is a very inviting protagonist/narrator, and Lubar does an excellent job presenting the real anxieties of starting high school.

fun book

Sleeping Freshmen Never lie is a great book. It makes you want to laugh because the main charcter, Scott Hudson, is so FUNNY! If you are sad or bored, this book will bring humor in to you life.

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