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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
Statement of Responsibility: DC Pierson
Subject Headings: Science fiction. Cartoons and comics Fiction. Sleep Fiction. Schools Fiction. High schools Fiction. Friendship Fiction.
Topical Term: Science fiction.
Cartoons and comics
Sleep
Schools
High schools
Friendship
LCCN: 2009021984
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Comment by: LocketLibrarian 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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Aug 28, 2014
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The voice of 15-year-old Darren Bennett perfectly expresses the thoughts and high school experiences of a geeky, self-conscious introvert who fills notebooks full of sketches in preparation for the day he releases an epic sci-fi movie trilogy/novel series. An amusing read with laugh-out-loud moments and a strange twist of magic realism.

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.

The Gawker blog has a post about a high school student asking Yahoo! Answers for a summary of this book (The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To by D. C. Pierson), only to have the author respond!

Here's the link to this Gawker post <http://gawker.com/5934157/high-school-student-asks-yahoo-answers-for-help-with-book-report-gets-chewed-out-by-books-author>.

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

Jun 01, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian 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.

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.

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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Jun 01, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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