Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

by David Lubar


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ISBN-13: 9780142407806
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/18/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 30,288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

David Lubar is the author of many popular novels for young readers, including Hidden Talents and Dunk. He has also published many short stories in young adult anthologies. He lives in Pennsylvania.

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"[A] solidly enjoyable read sprinkled with laughs, puzzles, a few groans, some oh-I-get-it nods, and generally good geeky fun throughout."

-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

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Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
queen125 More than 1 year ago
I read this a while ago, while I was in high school, and I still remember this book. It was an incredible read, and it kept my attention. I couldn't stop reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen to Scott. Scott was a great main character; I was connected with him and his journey through high school and family issues. Honestly, I never laughed out loud at a book so much. Defintitely worth checking out. You won't be disappointed.
avidreader10415 More than 1 year ago
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie: In David Lubar's Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, Scott Hudson is just an average kid. he has the same goal as any incoming Freshmen, to survive high school. While battling upper-classmen, mean teachers, and his ownfriends; Scott learns to cope with these new challenges and get a new aspect on life. Also with a new brother on the way, anything could go wrong in his once seemingly perfect life. I thought this book was great. Written in a way that middle schoolers can relate to, it was filled with everyday antics that most people just overlook in life. Lubar used simple words that showed his clever way of getting the point across. One of my favorite parts of the book was when Scott would write in his journal: Scott Hudson's Guide to Surviving High School. He wrote this to warn his soon to be brother about how not to get killed. In this journal there are insanely funny ways to avoid upperclassmen, not get made fun of, and how to NOT blend in with the crowd. I liked how Lubar chose such an interesting plot that everybody has, or will, experience. This wonderful book shows middle schoolers what high school is like and reminds adults what it was like. (High school can get really tricky.) Once again I think this was a phenomenal book and I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you are looking for a laugh.
BGRaquel More than 1 year ago
This book may be getting told by a young boy starting as a high school freshmen, but I'm an older girl starting as a college freshmen and I found it just as compelling, relatatble, and nostalgic as I would have if I had read it before my first day of high school. With a new baby coming, starting high school, keeping his friends close but his bullies far away, young Scott has a lot on his plate. When he finds himself overloading with extracurriculars to get close to his gorgeous classmate, sitting with the scariest guy in school at lunch, and standing up for the green-haired, freaky b***h, his freshmen year gets tossed into and unforgettable, life-changing adventure. This book also has some very interesting tidbits about certain books, poems, classic writing humor, etc. If English is your favorite subject, read it just for this! Funny and an excellent read... reccommend to all ages and genders.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to read this for summer reading, for school! I couldnt put ot down! It was soooo good! I felt soo bad fro Scott,as al lof his friemds start to ditch him, but i loved his creativity in the school newspaper. His desire to date Julia was a mix of desprate and passion, amd i can totaly realte, sorta. Solid book, great book. Great characters! Awesome, easy, enjoyable read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
booksreadbooks More than 1 year ago
Sleeping Freshman Never Lie is a great book for anyone who wants a good quick read that will make you laugh. This book is about a freshman in high school named Scott Hudson and a few of his friends and family members. The story starts out with Scott ready and excited for high school but after a few weeks his life turns upside down! His best friend from kindergarten, Julia, turns into a total cutie, his mother is pregnant, his best friend moves away, and Scott might like the new Goth girl, Lee, who is known to be freaky.Scott does everything he possibly can just to get close to Julia; from joining the school paper to doing the school play. The whole time he is in school Scott writes in a journal that he will give to his un-born brother. This book is perfect for ages 12 and up. Or mature 11 year olds. I loved this book from the first page to the last. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy named Scott who is coaping with life in the 9th grade and just after the start of his freshmen year he finds out his mother is pregnant. He also finds out that a girl he was friends with in kindergarten turned hot! So one day after the second day of highschool scott starts making a survival guide to give to his unborn brother. During his whole time in 9th grade he joins clubs like the school newspaper, Student council, and the school plays just to get to see julia (the girl who he was friends with in kindergarten) but soon he relizes that julia dropped out of those clubs he was pset but still stayed with the programs. Through half way towards the end scott is starting to loose friends but at the same time he is gaining them back. At the end of the story scott invites the new girl in the school to the last school dance. At the dance lee (The new girl) encourages scott to ask julia for a dance but after scott dances with julia he relizes that Lee is the girl for him. Shortly after the dance scott meets his new baby brother.
I thought this was an outstanding book for readers 13 and up and mature 11 to 12 year olds. I say that because there are a few cause words a terms that would be strong for younger readers. In my book I would rate this book a 9 out of 10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Howdy folks! This is a great book! Check out the second one SOO
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sleeping freshmen never lie is an amzing book. Lubar gives you insight on what its like to be an actual freshman. Overall the book is insanely funny. This is a must read for those who have not gone through high scholl yet and even those who have might enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very interesting. I love that it included humor and small English lessons. I got so caught up in the little challenges. Overall, awesome book!
foreveryoung9 More than 1 year ago
i bought this book in the first place because it was my summer reading assignment. seeing as it was summer, & homework, i wasn't looking forward to it. but one i finally sat down and read it, i couldn't get up until i finished. Truly amazing. Want to know why? Buy it(: please! it amazing!
crzy4bookz47 More than 1 year ago
this book was actually not that bad. it is not one of my favorite books but it was a fun read. the book was very relatable but at some parts it got boring. scott is a funny dude and survived his first year of high school and i hope his tips will help me on my first day. if you want a quick fun read u should get this book.
Liddia More than 1 year ago
i loved this book!!! it was amazing& i just couldnt put it down. Sure, at times it's unrealistic, but it's still extremely interesting!!! i loved that i could related 2 the main character (the fact that he loved 2 read) & this book was funny too!! i would totally recommend it!! it was just plain awesome!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from my school library a few months ago. It actually took me a few years to pick it up and give it a chance (i'm a senior now. And i guess you could say i was 'judging the book by it's cover') But i decided to give it a chance and after reading the first chapter, i was hooked. I think what i found most interesting was that Scott, the main character, kept a notebook in which he wrote down tips for his unborn brother. I like writing and i like reading books about kids that have the same interests as i do. In fact, i liked the book so much, i read it twice in a row! It's definitely relatable and holds your interest down to the very end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sleeping freshman never lie, is a book that all ages can enjoy. Scott, a new freshman, faces the challenges that every middle schooler fears. How will he ever survive? He worries about getting shoved in his locker, being beaten up, and hanging out with the wrong people. Everything is changing in this new, social world. His friends have either moved away, or left him for another clique. He misses out on getting a book review to write, his gym teacher is out to kill him, and he is practically forced to try for student council. On top of all the struggles of being a new freshman, the girl he likes, Julia, never seems to notice him, his mom's pregnant, and he faces total rejection from the school, for befriending Lee, an `emo¿ kid. Scott takes the reader through a journey, as he writes of his year in a diary he plans to give his unborn sibling. As his journey as a freshman finally ends, he walk¿s away learning more then he could ever imagine. The lonely boy in the beginning of the story ends up realizing how important the small things really are in life. As a middle schooler, I have never experienced being a freshman in high school, but after reading this light and funny book, high school doesn¿t seem so bad. It actually seems kinda funny. :)
SunnySD on LibraryThing 1 days ago
It's freshman year, and Scott Hudson has slim chance of surviving - if he can just manage to figure out all the unwritten rules. It shouldn't be so hard, right? Lubar's witty, clever portrait of a gawky, bright, but socially inept, slightly misfit teen entering a whole new world is an entertaining one. Scott's coming of age is perhaps a bit literary (too many AP vocabulary words), and the style feels forced at times. But it's more human than not, and more readable than the usual babble. Perhaps more of a girl book though, it spite of its male hero.
4sarad on LibraryThing 5 days ago
I thought this was a great book. It was clever and funny, with just the right amount of serious issues and situations. The main character grows a great deal and even makes learning fun while giving advice to his baby brother. A great read.
SandyStiles on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Perfect for high-level readers, particularly in 8th grade. I liked the strong theme of bullying running throughout, as well as the problems with judging a person by their appearance. Scott is also very interested in books and writing, so this book could encourage further reading of some great titles mentioned by our hero.
GaylDasherSmith on LibraryThing 5 days ago
There were times when I laughed out loud. It felt fresh and original.
meggyweg on LibraryThing 5 days ago
A fair typical novel of a young man's freshman year in high school. It was very realistic -- this book could describe the daily life of millions of American youth. I like how the protagonist was so well-adjusted, a refreshing contrast to the angstyness of many other fictional teens.
heathernkemp on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Rating: A-I love to read YA literature about guys that are written by guys. I find it to be more entertaining, on the whole, than books about guys written by women. This book didn't disappoint in that regard.The gimmick of chronicling the lessons learned in school was not too over the top so as to get annoying. Also, the author does a good job of making some surprising characters to be really interesting, and the romance resolution wasn't at all what I thought would have expected. It seems like it's going to go against type, and then he throws a wrench, and then it's all up in the air. I liked that.I also liked that the author got into the characterization of the parents and Scott's older brother--they spiced up the book (and I hate to read a book about teenagers that acts as if they exist in a vacuum and they have no meaningful interactions with adults).All in all, a decent book that I was able to rip through in a day. If you've got an extra 6 hours or so, you might try and find a copy of this book and get a laugh or two.
viviandoughty on LibraryThing 5 days ago
This book is an interesting look at the trepidation of entering high school. It is cast more heavily toward a boy audience, though I feel many girls would enjoy readin the male perspective presented . I like how the author upholds the virtues of writing and literature and wraps the importance and use of these elements around the story. We also experience the interesting and rather unsual situation of a high-school freshman acquiring a new baby brother all while trying to make friends/keep friends/avoid the enemy. The characters are all quite a lively and interesting. I'm surprised at how the unexpected ending delights me. A marvelously witty book filled with many moments of comic charm.
DF1A_SarahG on LibraryThing 5 days ago
This books had some parts that were a little slow but it was overall a pretty good read. The main character was pretty weird and funny and that plot line was interesting for the most part. It got better towards the end.
FTPLYA on LibraryThing 3 months ago
When I finished this book, I thought it was a great representation of the first year of high school and all the highs and lows that make up the transition from middle school to higher learning.Then I read some reviews online and some comments from teens themselves who felt the book was not very realistic. They seemed to indicate that a lot of the action that compels main character Scott Hudson does not reflect what actually is going on in high schools today.So perhaps this just means that I am old and high school has passed me by. Nonetheless, Scott's problems are realistically described and the reader can feel for him and root for him even while rolling their eyes at his actions.John KlimaFranklin Township Public Library
srcsmgrl on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Sleeping Fresman Never Lie by David Lubar is direct and interesting. He writes the story from the point of view of a "normal" teen boy entering high school as a freshman. There are issues all around Scott Hudson, but he has the tools to deal with them. He does not hate his parents, he loses friends but finds new ones, overcomes superficial first impressions, goes out for the school paper, the spring play and honors classes, when all his peers and brother are trying to avoid anything school related. He learns, he becomes, he grows, just like kids are supposed to. But I loved reading it. He was an interesting kid. He had a great english teacher like the one that inspired me in 9th grade. I was sad when it was over. Thank you David Lubar.