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The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had to

A Novel
Pierson, D. C. (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had to


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Fifteen-year-old Darren, a social misfit who spends his time at school trying not to be noticed while drawing characters for a planned film series and book tie-ins, befriends Eric, another outcast who reveals that he never sleeps.
Authors: Pierson, D. C.
Title: The boy who couldn't sleep and never had to
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books,, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 226 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Darren, a social misfit who spends his time at school trying not to be noticed while drawing characters for a planned film series and book tie-ins, befriends Eric, another outcast who reveals that he never sleeps.
ISBN: 0307474615
9780307474612
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Comment by: BookFairy119 Report This Jun 01, 2011

I liked this, I think. it's a weird little book that takes a turn from odd to fantasy about 160 pages it. I have to ponder this one a while.


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I found this book entertaining and the characters feelings and reactions to everyday life very much like I remember high school. The sci-fi aspect made it interesting and quite different. I bought a copy for my teenage nephew's birthday.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • jessisnow rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

DC Pierson. Darren is into comics, superheroes, video games, and drawing. He isn’t the most popular kid in school, but the focus of the book isn’t on that but rather the friendship between Darren and his new friend Eric. Eric isn’t the most popular kid in school either, they both share a love of superheroes, video games, and the two embark on a friendship fueled by making a comic book together. About 50 pages in Eric reveals that he doesn’t sleep—AT ALL. The voices of Eric and Darren are authentic, I feel their geekdom (this is in the best possible way), their exchanges about comics and bands, and Darren’s brother, it feels real.

now I can't wait to get this book, nice review!

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Terrible. I couldn't even finish it. Returned it when I was half way through.

Report This Jun 01, 2011
  • BookFairy119 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this, I think. it's a weird little book that takes a turn from odd to fantasy about 160 pages it. I have to ponder this one a while.

Report This May 05, 2011
  • Fredinthelibrary rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I'm glad others found this novel to be engaging. While I really wanted to enjoy it i found it difficult to believe in the characters at times. I wasn't able to make the sci fi leap either. Definitely an interesting concept though.

Report This May 01, 2011
  • kadeisler rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

interesting characters, actually laughed outloud. I enjoyed the portrayal of high school.

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Report This Jun 01, 2011
  • BookFairy119 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

BookFairy119 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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