Series: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons [Review]

Posted August 27, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons [Review]Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar
Series: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie #2
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on August 18th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic, Humor
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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three-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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Scott Hudson has somehow managed to survive Freshman year. But with a new baby brother in the house and a whole host of adventures awaiting him at school, Sophomore year promises to be anything but boring.
An honest and funny follow-up to the popular Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, award-winning author David Lubar pens a tale that perfectly captures the ridiculous, tumultuous, and sometimes heartbreaking truths about high school.

Title: Sophomores and Other Oxymorons
Author: David Lubar
Series: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie #2
Genre: Young Adult, Humor, Realistic, Contemporary, High School
Pages: 432
Published By: Dutton Books FYR on August 18, 2015
Challenges: 2015 YA Contemporary, 2015 Reading Challenge

**I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

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Scott Hudson has somehow managed to survive Freshman year. But with a new baby brother in the house and a whole host of adventures awaiting him at school, Sophomore year promises to be anything but boring.

An honest and funny follow-up to the popular Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, award-winning author David Lubar pens a tale that perfectly captures the ridiculous, tumultuous, and sometimes heartbreaking truths about high school.
(Goodreads)

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons is the second installment to Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie. I loved the first one for many reasons. This one, I only liked. I didn’t find it as enjoyable as the first one. I think the writing is superb. David Lubar does a wonderful job with the wordplay and humor. But I feel like there was something a little lacking within this second installment.

I still really enjoyed all the characters. In fact, I think I like Scott even more within this book because since he has grown and he has learned from his Freshman year, he is more confident and I love that. I still adore Lee (and I am so glad that Scott isn’t embarrassed by her anymore!) and I really enjoy Wesley’s character.

My favorite parts of both of these books are the journal entries. They are funny, witty, and downright enjoyable! I loved that he continued to do this within this second installment. I’m glad that didn’t go away because the journal entries are the best!

Even with all of this that I like, the book itself just didn’t stand out to me. And for that reason, I rated this book 3 stars. I like the concept of it and I still enjoyed what I read, just not as much as I did with Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie. Will I continue to read David Lubar’s work? ABSOLUTELY!

 

Let’s talk about it!
Did you read Sophomores and Other Oxymorons? Or any other of David’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
three-stars
Stephanie
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Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie [Review]

Posted July 29, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie [Review]Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
Series: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie #1
Published by Speak on January 18th 2007
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic, Humor
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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Freaks and bullies, classes and crushes, this is high school.
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.

Read the companion novel, Sophomores and Other Oxymorons, coming August 18, 2015!

Title: Sleeping Freshman Never Lie
Author: David Lubar
Series: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie #1
Genre: Young Adult, Humor, Realistic, Contemporary, High School
Pages: 279
Published By: Dutton Books FYR on July 21, 2005
Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile, 2015 YA Contemporary, 2015 Reading Challenge

**I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

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Freaks and bullies, classes and crushes, this is high school.

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.
(Goodreads)

Smelly. There you go. It’s perfect. It fits you in so many ways. Fits like a glove. Or a bulging diaper.

Let’s face it – with a few exceptions, nobody likes anybody.

You know what guys do? They stand up for people.

Man – if every person who ever felt lonely killed himself, the world would be littered with corpses. And far lonelier.

See Scott run, Run Scott run. See Scott die, No such luck.

I really enjoyed this book! I went in reading this book, not really knowing what to expect. After I posted a pic of the book, I received a tweet saying that this book was funny. And yes, it was funny! I really enjoyed this book by David Lubar and am super excited to read the companion to this that comes out next month!

This book is about Scott Hudson and his freshman year of high school. Scott is this witty and funny main character who finds out that his parents are expecting another baby. After he finds that out, he ends up writing a journal to this baby to help him/her out for when they get to high school.

Throughout this book, I laughed out loud. And there were a couple of times that I was sad with whatever was going on with the characters. It deals with what to do and what not to do when you enter high school. It deals with losing friends, gaining new ones, and a lot of change. I really enjoyed learning about Scott and his family. But I was really happy to learn more about Lee! 🙂

I think that this is a great book and more people should read it. If you’re in the mood for a realistic YA contemporary that can make you laugh, please check this book out! I loved it and will be reading the companion novel soon. 🙂

Let’s talk about it!
Did you read Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie? Or any other of David’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
four-stars
Stephanie
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