Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

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"A rare mix of raw honesty and hilarity. Stupid Fast is Stupid Good!" -Peter Bognanni, author of The House of Tomorrow


My name is Felton Reinstein, which is not a fast name. But last November, my voice finally dropped and I grew all this hair and then I got stupid fast. Fast like a donkey. Zing!

Now they want me, the guy they used to call Squirrel Nut, to try out for the football team. With the jocks. But will that fix my mom? Make my brother stop dressing like a pirate? Most important, will it get me girls-especially Aleah?

So I train. And I run. And I sneak off to Aleah's house in the night. But deep down I know I can't run forever. And I wonder what will happen when I finally have to stop.

About Geoff Herbach

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Geoff Herbach is a novelist, but he also loves writing for performance. He co-created PowderKeg Live! and is also the co-founder of The Lit 6 Project, a group dedicated to bringing literary storytelling to broader audiences. He teaches creative writing at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Visit
Published June 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire. 321 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Felton thinks his mom’s bad mood may have something to do with his age and father’s suicide 10 years ago, but he is too distracted by his new posse and the cute pianist next door, Aleah, to find out.

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And the harder it has become to sell books, the harder the people who are employed (for not a lot) in bookshops across the country have worked.

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A Patchwork of Books

I'm currently reading for review "The Daughter's Walk" by Jane Kirkpatrick, which is a historical novel based on the same story as "The Year We Were Famous."

May 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Stupid Fast

A Patchwork of Books

And I must admit, the people I think love me best, buy me books.

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Shelf Awareness

The author grants access to a male teen’s thoughts at his most vulnerable, as he builds tenuous friendships with his weight-lifting companions, and takes Aleah’s hand, “which made me totally dizzy and sort of sweaty.” Note: This review first appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers .

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