Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar – Audiobook
Starting high school is never easy. Seniors take your lunch money. Girls you’ve known forever are suddenly beautiful and unattainable. And you can never get enough sleep. Could there be a worse time for Scott’s mother to announce she’s pregnant? Scott decides high school would be a lot less overwhelming if it came with a survival manual, so he begins to write down tips for his new sibling. Meanwhile, he’s trying his best to capture the attention of Julia, the freshman goddess. In the process, Scott manages to become involved in nearly everything the school has to offer. So while he tries to find his place in the confusing world of high school, win Julia’s heart, and keep his sanity, Scott will be recording all the details for his sibling’s- and your- enjoyment.
I was surprised that I liked Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie so much. It was fun and enjoyable. I think when I listened to this, it was the first time I had listened to Full Cast Audio. It is an experience that should not be missed!
Scott is a good kid who tries to do what’s right. You don’t find too many books with kids like that. Well, at least books where the kid is still flawed and likable. That’s one of the reasons why I liked it so much. He wasn’t perfect but he was still a pretty good kid.
And I love his Tom Swifties. He could have did so many more and I wouldn’t have gotten tired of them! Every time one of Scott’s attempts to be around Abby failed, I cringed! Poor little dude! I guess it wasn’t so bad though. Seems like he got more involved than what he would have done on his own. It worked out for the good!
I thought it was pretty neat to see how his friendships changed and progressed. Wesley was fun. I don’t know why, but I liked him. Now that I think about, all the characters were well written. They all seemed very believable. You find that even when you think someone has a perfect life, they don’t.
I enjoyed the main narrator (Ryan MacConnell and Joshua Bostick). I thought he did an excellent job at bringing out Scott’s personality. I was never bored with the story, and I genuinely liked hearing what Scott had to say! Some of my favorite parts were the notes that he left for a character who (whom?) is not in the book. I liked the narrator for Mouth (Seth Jackson – he was also Razo in the audiobook version of Enna Burning). I thought he did a great job and making him come off as annoying.
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie is a very good audiobook. I’d recommend it to adults and kids/teens, especially boys! It’s an excellent audiobook to give to someone who is just started out. Or, to give to someone who enjoys laughing. I don’t know where you’re going to find someone like that though.
P.S. Check out his initial reaction to picking up his date and what he did to make his date comfortable! Priceless!
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar, 288 pages, July 21st 2005 by Puffin