bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: sleeping freshmen never lie /
Subscribe via RSS 
Sleeping freshmen never lie
David Lubar
Teen Fiction LUBAR

Comments  Summary  Excerpt  Reviews

From Publishers' Weekly:

As much an exercise in wordplay and narrative structure as it is a rendition of Freshman year woes, Lubar?s (Dunk) story starring Scott Hudson, a brain from a blue-collar background, contains many stock characters and situations associated with high-school initiation. In his first few weeks at Zenger High, Scott gets smacked by Seniors, robbed of his lunch money, ignored by the girl of his dreams and ousted out of his position of youngest member of his family when his mother breaks the news she is pregnant. On the bright side, he has a great Honors English teacher, who encourages Scott to join the newspaper staff and introduces him to some interesting literary devices that Scott practices throughout the novel. Speaking in ?Tom Swifties? (? ?I lost my wrists,? Tom said offhandedly?) couplets (?Me dance?/ Fat chance?) and a few different points of view, Scott reports sports news for the school newspaper and, in a series of journal entries, lends advice to his unborn baby brother. While the book does offer some humorous moments and real-life drama (such as when an unpopular classmate attempts suicide), it strains too hard to be clever. Most readers will breathe a sigh of relief when the gimmicks start to fade as Scott tries his hand at conventional journalism. Ages 12-up. (July) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:
This review is not available

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog

more titles about

main characters Scott Hudson
Freshman; feel lost at his high school; struggling with his honor classes; hates his gym teacher; joins the school paper; runs for student council; works as a stage manager for the spring play; dealing with his mother's pregnancy; writes an advice journal for the unborn baby.

recent comments
hcl mobile app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS