Lubar, David. Sleeping freshmen never lie, a novel.
Scott Hudson experiences the typical triumphs and trials of a rather nerdy bookworm in his freshman year at a small town Pennsylvania high school. Initially he feels undersized, weak, and definitely unpopular. Picked on by upper classmen, unnoticed by the girl of his dreams, and further distressed by his mother's unexpected pregnancy, he struggles to tough out the year, and records his experiences in a journal addressed to the unwelcome little brother in utero. By the end of school his fortunes have improved significantly.
Thanks to Scott's superb vocabulary and wry humor, the wholesome story is funny and also touching. The performance by a large and excellent cast of adults and teenagers is a delight. Full Cast Audio has done a fine job. The only question is why jazz, which does not seem typical of current teenage musical tastes, was chosen to separate the chapters. Pat Dole, Richmond, VA
J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.
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|Date:||Nov 1, 2006|
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