Going Nowhere Faster by Sean Beaudoin

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Everyone in town thought Stan was going to be something and go somewhere, but they're starting to realize that when this boy genius can't even get out of Happy Video, he's going nowhere, faster. But when things look like they're only getting worse, Stan is forced to decide what he wants to do with his life. Suddenly, he may be getting somewhere afterall. With sarcastic, dry wit reminiscent of David Sedaris and Tom Perrotta, this debut YA novel delivers with laugh-out-loud hilarity and a lot of heart.

About Sean Beaudoin

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Sean Beaudoin is the author of three cutting-edge young adult novels, including You Killed Wesley Payne. The Infects is his first novel with Candlewick Press. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published August 19, 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Stuck working in the small-town video store, he distracts himself by lusting after Ellen Rigby and writing film treatments, while Chad Tilford’s specter periodically attacks Stan’s bike.

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Additionally, Stan strains to deal with his eccentric parents: his health-obsessed, vegan mother grows and sells ""organic (mealy) produce"" out of their home, and his father, an amateur inventor, designed and built their house, which ""looked like a haunted scrap pile"" and has engineered their ...

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When Chad 's ex-girlfriend Ellen begins to show and interest in Stan, he must decide whether he is ready to move out of his cocoon and risk trying to achieve his potential.

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Going Nowhere Faster stars Stan, a boy handicapped by his name and the weirdness of his family, but with an extraordinary mind.

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