by David Lubar
From the author of Dunk comes this sparkling new novel that covers a year in the life of high school freshman Scott Hudson, who is sideswiped by the unexpected news that his mother is about to have another baby.
In a hilarious and touching journal addressed to the unborn intruder, Scott bares his soul as he copes with the trials and tribulations of a life that is changing faster than he wants it to. Filled with Lubar’s trademark wit, enlivened by unexpected twists and turns of plot, Sleeping Freshmen is widely considered one of the best YA novels of 2005.
|6 hrs and 55 mins
|2005 David Lubar
|℗ Audio Copyright
|2006 Full Cast Audio
“Full Cast Audio evokes the humorous growing pains of Scott, his friends, and family. Ryan MacConnell does an especially good turn at portraying Scott as a smart, wry young man wondering how to convert these unpopular traits into assets… This excellent production will keep all listeners awake, even sleeping freshmen.” — AudioFile, Oct 2006
“‘Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie’ by David Lubar (Full Cast Audio, 2006) has nonlisteners wondering why the kid with the earbuds is laughing so hard” — SLJ Extra Helping, March, 2009
Praise for the print version of Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie:
“The novel’s absurd, comical mood is evident in its entries, like ‘Scott Hudson’s List of Good Things about Getting Beat Up,’ and jabs at the fetus (‘I hope we can recover our investment [in baby furniture] when I sell you.’). The author brings the protagonist to three-dimensional life by combining these introspective musings with active, hilarious narration. Scott’s character arc is extremely satisfying as he develops his true strengths over the nine months of school and the pregnancy. His interactions with the school delinquent and the heavily pierced new girl are fresh and subtle.” — School Library Journal
Listen to samples from this audiobook:
- Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie - sample 1 3:41