Collin Kiesow
Collin Kiesow asked:

The first thing I noticed was how unnecessarily wordy the title is. It gives you a description of the book, but it just sounds like a lazy cop-out title. There were so many loose ends that were never tied up in the story, and there were way too many elements that were never explained. Why can't the boy sleep? Why do their drawings come to life? And why does one drawing want to kidnap the sleepless boy? Who knows?

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Dulmini Dharmapala I read this book only recently so my brain might need time to digest it, but I think the loose ends were sort of meant to be there. One can dream up a whole new level of paranoia by imagining what might happen. The title is quite direct, yes, but I think it's nice for a change to know what the book is about for a change without reading the bit in the back. :D I really drew too many parallels to Matilda by Roald Dahl. And they weren't sure if it was The Man after them. Sleepless Boy was too confused at the time to fully recognise if it was really The Man. As for why the kidnapping.... Darren says at the end that a drug that made it possible for humans to avoid sleep was introduced. They juiced his brain!!! (or did they? Is he still alive? or kept alive in a lab? is his brain kept for studying? they can't really knock him out so... enjoy the limitless possibilities! )
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