The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had to

The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had to

A Novel

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780307474612
Branch Call Number: PIE
Characteristics: 226 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Aug 28, 2014

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.

Apr 10, 2013

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.

Aug 24, 2012

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 <>.

Nov 01, 2011

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

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.

Fredinthelibrary May 05, 2011

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

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

May 19, 2010

sounds like a good book

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Jun 28, 2012

coda123 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

LocketLibrarian Jun 01, 2011

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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Jun 25, 2016

"I don't make a big show of hiding what I'm drawing. That's just as bad."


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