Author scolds student who failed to finish his book & asked for a summary
An author has reprimanded a student for appealing for help with his homework assignment. A student used Yahoo Answers to appeal for a summary of The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep And Never Had To by D.C. Pierson, admitting he had not finished reading the book.
The student, posting as ♥ Idiot America ~ ϟƘƦІןן∑x ♥, wrote: ‘I haven’t been able to finish this book. Can someone give me a complete review, including everything important? I REALLY need this! AND it’s not because I’m slacking.’
First off, I’m really excited that my book is being suggested for summer reading. On the other hand, I’m bummed out that you don’t want to try and finish it, and not even because you think it’s bad, but just because it seems like work instead of like fun. I’m not going to sit here and act like I didn’t sometimes not read assigned books for class in high school.
Even though it’s referenced once in my book, the book you’re avoiding reading, I’ve never actually read “The Scarlet Letter.” So I’m sympathetic to your plight. But I think you’ll find there’s a ton more sex, swearing, and drugs in my book than anything else you have been or will be assigned in high school, and I don’t mean in the way your teacher will tell you “You know, Shakespeare has more sex and violence than an R-rated movie!”
I mean it’s all there, in terms you will readily understand without having to Google them. Plus not once to I refer to anything as a “bare bodkin” or anything like that.
The book is 226 pages in length. It sounds like an easy read about American high school life.
When Darren Bennett meets Eric Lederer, there’s an instant connection. They share a love of drawing, the bottom rung on the cruel high school social ladder and a pathological fear of girls. Then Eric reveals a secret: He doesn’t sleep. Ever. When word leaks out about Eric’s condition, he and Darren find themselves on the run. Is it the government trying to tap into Eric’s mind, or something far darker? It could be that not sleeping is only part of what Eric’s capable of, and the truth is both better and worse than they could ever imagine.