SLEEPING FRESHMAN NEVER LIE

by David Lubar

Do you think you have what it takes to survive high school?

"Survival Tip #1

Keep away from seniors.

Keep away from juniors.

It is probably a good idea to avoid sophomores too since most of them want revenge from what happened to them as freshmen"

(Lubar 30).

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Sleeping freshmen never lie

Scott Hudson is starting his freshman year at J. P. Zenger High School. As the year is progressing, Scott is faced with many problems. Not only are the seniors and juniors bullying him, and his schedule is getting more and more hectic as the year progresses, but he also has to face the fact that his mom is pregnant again. Amongst all the chaos, he manages to make friends with students in the stage crew and newspaper club, and decides to record his experiences to make a to-do list for his new brother and you, the reader, to learn how to survive high school!

David Lubar

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 currently lives in Pennsylvania. Go to http://davidlubar.com/ to see all of his books and trailers.

Praises….

"Fresh, funny and perfectly plausible as a demonstration of various writing exercises for classroom use, but only if you like laughter." - Kirkus Reviews


"Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie is a recommended read for those searching for laughs and a genuine voice in young adult literature." - Rebecca Aicher


"Lubar's language use and writing style are deceptively simple. The teen's physical and emotional tumult is as clear, familiar, and complex as high school itself." - Johanna Lewis, New York Public Library

Awards

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
A Michigan Thumbs Up! Award Winner
A Heartland Award for Excellence Honor Book
Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Master List selection for 2008-2009 Evergreen Book Award Master List selection for 2007-2008
Florida Teens Read! Award Master List selection for 2007-2008
Garden State Teen Book Award Master List selection for 2007-2008 Georgia Peach Book Award Master List selection for 2007-2008
Grand Canyon Reader Award Master List selection for 2007-2008
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Master List selection for 2008-2009 Nevada Young Readers Award Master List selection for 2008-2009
Rhode Island Teen Book Award Master List selection for 2007-2008 Sequoyah Book Award Master List selection for 2007-2008
Virginia Young Readers’ Choice Award Master List selection for 2007-2008 Volunteer State Book Award Master List selection for 2007-2008

Join Scott on the bumpy journey through his freshmen year and learn tricks to survive yours along the way!

"If you're friends with a girl in kindergarten, try to stay friends with her when you get older because otherwise she might forget she ever knew you, and she might get so drop-dead gorgeous you don't have the guts to remind her that you once shared a pack of peanut butter crackers"

(Lubar 31).