Looking for a story that’s funny, well written, and is probably a true peek into what high school might be like? Try David Lubar’s Sleeping Freshman Never Lie. Think of your favorite sitcom: a couple of main characters, their friends,one or two enemies, a couple (maybe) clueless adults, and week after week of interesting conflicts with lots of plot twists and turns. That’s a lot like the way David Lubar’s book reads as “average” Scott Hudson navigates his first year in high school. Because it’s a book, however, readers get an added bonus: Scott’s journal-within-the-novel, written to his soon-to-be-born baby brother where he offers tips on life including what to avoid in the school cafeteria, how to deal with girls and other topics. Scott gets into one crazy situation after another that a lot of kids will relate to. One thing I liked? Scott is reader who gets a kick out of words, and because the author is from our part of the world, he’s made Scott a Phillies fan. One thing I didn’t like? The title. Read it and tell me what you think–and what title you might have given it? (NOW-click on the Comments. The author, David Lubar, read my post and explained how the title came to be–and more!) Find SFNL in New Arrivals or Funny in Room 17.
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