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Ah, 9th grade. Freshmen
year. New beginnings. Scott is looking forward to it and yet
he is a bit nervous. As he readies himself for his big year, his
home life seems to get complicated by the return of his older brother and
the announcement that his mother is having another baby. Scott's
year doesn't go as planned and through a series of hilarious misadventures,
we see him change and grow. Throughout it all, he writes a series
of letters to his yet unborn sibling as a manual for how to survive your
freshmen year. These include lessons in lost friends, unattainable
girls, new friends and unexpected secrets from the family.
Welcome to Scott Hudson''s
freshman year of high school.
• He isn't the handsomest or
most popular guy around and he doesn't have a clue as to how to talk to
Julia, the girl who once shared his peanut butter crackers and has morphed
into the hot chick over the summer.
• Seniors smack him on the
head on the bus.
• He doesn't have classes
with his best friends.
• His Spanish teacher has
a thick French accent.
• His gym teacher is seriously
demented and is surely out to kill him.
• And his homework load? Enormous.
Then, in trying to get Julia’s
attention, he finds himself covering sports for the school newspaper, working
on the school play and running for the student council. And on top of all
of this, his parents have announced that they're having a baby. He's so
in over his head—there aren't enough hours in the day for everything!
Will Scott eventually find
his place in the confusing world of high school? Will he ever win Julia’s
heart? And most importantly, will he ever get any sleep?
(Booktalk by Amy Rodda, Booktalking
Colorado for the Evergreen
Young Adult Book award, 2007-2008)
Scott Hudson is small, lost
and a Freshman. The seniors trap him and take his spare change. His honors
homework keeps him up all night, and his gym teacher is trying to kill
him. To top it off, his mother is pregnant. He starts a journal to the
unborn baby, and with comical entries he begins to cope with his life.
Reads nominee, 2007-2008)
novel about surviving freshman year in high school. Scott Hudson
uses a series of journal entries to his unborn baby brother, who he has
nicknamed “Smelly,” to give tips and advice about everything from avoiding
bullies and seniors to why you should not join the wrestling team.
(“Two things get rubbed on that mat, butts and faces. This can’t
be good for my complexion.”) This sure-fire hit from David Lubar will fly
off your shelves. (New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Read Award committee)
Welcome to Scott Hudson''s
freshman year of high school. He isn''t the handsomest or most popular
guy around and he doesn''t have a clue as to how to talk to Julia who once
shared his peanut butter crackers and has morphed into the hot chick over
the summer. Seniors smack him on the head on the bus. He doesn''t have
classes with his best friends. His Spanish teacher has a thick French accent.
His gym teacher is seriously demented and is surely out to kill him. And
his homework load is enormous. Then, in trying to get Julia’s attention,
he finds himself covering sports for the school newspaper, working on the
school play and running for the student council. And on top of all of this,
his parents have announced that they''re having a baby. He may be in way
over his head. Will Scott eventually find his place in the confusing world
of high school? Will he ever win Julia’s heart? And most importantly, will
he ever get enough shut-eye?
(By Amy Rodda, http://booktalkingcolorado.ppld.org,
Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominees 2009)
Over the summer I read a book
named Sleeping Freshman Never Lies .this book is about a boy named Scott
and he going to high school for the very first time and he is nerves because
its he’s first day of high school. the night Scott gets home he’s mom and
dad have a secret but they slip it out during dinner the news that the
mom is pregnant and Scott is very shocked and surprise and as he
leaves the room he thinks about how he’s life’s going to change with a
baby in the house. He was the only child now he’s going to be a big brother
ill recommend this book for people who like books about high school and
middle school books. I didn't really like this book to much. (Terry
W., K-12 student)
Have you ever gotten yourself
into something just because that one person. That one beautiful and
irrasistable, yet unattainable girl. In my life I call her Julia.
That’s the life of Scott, a boy starting his high school years, the main
character of Sleeping freshman never lie. Written by David Lubar.
Driven by his ambition
for Julia, Scott takes on more than he can handle, by joining many
groups and clubs. Seniors are getting mad at him for stupid reasons
and making the wrong decisions. Thankfully, some good fortune comes
his way. Scott makes some interesting friends, loves his English
class and becomes friend with a special someone. With all that Scott
has to deal with at school, he still has to come home to an expecting mother
and an eager family.
If you want to know
more about Scott and his chaos filled life, then I suggest you read Sleeping
freshman never lie. This book tells a tale of a life that many can relate
too. I would recommend this book to readers who love humor, sadness and
a sense of awkward romance. (Victoria, K-12 student)