Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

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Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie  
Author(s)David Lubar
Original titleFlux Sux
Cover artistR. Lawrence Amari
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genre(s)Young adult novel
PublisherSpeak
Publication date2005
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages279
 
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Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie  
Author(s)David Lubar
Original titleFlux Sux
Cover artistR. Lawrence Amari
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genre(s)Young adult novel
PublisherSpeak
Publication date2005
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages279

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie is a 2005 young adult novel by David Lubar. It is a story about the high school experiences of a fourteen-year-old boy named Scott Hudson. The book was one of the ALA's book picks for 2006.[1]

Contents

Plot

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie follows the character of Scott Hudson as he attempts to survive high school and attract the attention of his crush Julia, a beautiful freshman. If dealing with school activities and growing up isn't stressful enough, Scott's mother has announced that she's going to have a baby. In an attempt to make all of this more manageable, Scott tries to write down tips for getting through daily life and high school for his unborn sibling.

Reception

Critical reception for Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie was mixed to positive, with TeenReads praising the character of Scott Hudson.[2] Kirkus Reviews wrote that the book was "Fresh, funny and perfectly plausible as a demonstration of various writing exercises for classroom use, but only if you like laughter."[3] AudioFile praised the production values of the audio version.[4] The School Library Journal called Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie "an excellent choice for public and school libraries".[5]

Publishers Weekly wrote that the book "strains too hard to be clever" and that "most readers will breathe a sigh of relief when the gimmicks start to fade".[6] Booklist criticized Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, stating that it "delivers too many messages as Scott learns one important lesson after another" but that "most readers will find plenty of amusing, accurate observations about freshman life, from the insecurities of first dates to the dangers of walking the hall between classes".[7]

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