Stupid Fast (2020)

Stupid Fast I Felton Reinstein am Stupid Fast Seriously The upper classmen used to call me Squirrel Nut because I was little and jumpy Then during sopho year I got tall and huge and so fast the gym teachers
  • Title: Stupid Fast
  • Author: Geoff Herbach
  • ISBN: 9781402256301
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • I, Felton Reinstein, am Stupid Fast Seriously The upper classmen used to call me Squirrel Nut, because I was little and jumpy Then, during sopho year, I got tall and huge and so fast the gym teachers in their tight shorts fell all over themselves During summer, three things happened all at once First, the pee smelling jocks in my grade got me to work out for footbI, Felton Reinstein, am Stupid Fast Seriously The upper classmen used to call me Squirrel Nut, because I was little and jumpy Then, during sopho year, I got tall and huge and so fast the gym teachers in their tight shorts fell all over themselves During summer, three things happened all at once First, the pee smelling jocks in my grade got me to work out for football, even though I had no intention of playing Second, on my paper route the most beautiful girl I have ever seen moved in and played piano at 6 a.m Third, my mom, who never drinks, had some wine, slept in her car, stopped weeding the garden, then took my TV and put it in her room and decided she wouldn t get out of bed.Listen, I have not had much success in my life But suddenly I m riding around in a jock s pick up truck Suddenly I m invited to go on walks with beautiful girls So, it s understandable that when my little brother stopped playing piano and began to dress like a pirate I didn t pay much attention That I didn t want to deal with my mom coming apart.
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    1. If you know anything about me, I m a YA loving teacher who s always on the look out for great guy books I am so stinking happy that I read Stupid Fast because it is destined to be a winner with my boys I ve already had some success with Stupid Fast because before I even had a chance to read it, one of my freshmen boys asked to read my ARC I had to say yes because he s one of my reluctant readers He isn t reluctant any He tore through this book and was so proud when he gave it back to me he finis [...]

    2. laughing out loud with this book oh the bitter sweet and confusing and embarassing time of puberty LOL yep, i can relate to al of it ur body grow into something u dont understand the attaraction of opposite sex confusing and frustrating relationship with ur parents the constant hunger not to mention the social awkardness i like the author telling it as it is and it is very relatable to my puberty experience minus the pimples experience.

    3. 3.5 starsStupid good is like it If you re looking for a contemporary YA with an exceptionally strong voice, well rendered characters and a realistic approach to family, friendship and first love, I d have no hesitation in recommending this novel I assumed that Stupid Fast would have a much larger focus on football not unreasonably, given the cover and summary But while Felton Reinstein s newly discovered speed and size do gain him the attention of the high school football team, this is also the [...]

    4. If you enjoy reading sports books, then Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach is the book for you Felton Reinstein is a wimpy kid who is 15 years old and only has two friends named Gus and Peter In late November in Wisconsin, his voice finally drops, he grows a bunch of hair, gets taller, and turns 16 He gets popular because he lets go of his shyness So, he shows off his skills and talents at football tryouts and he nails it Everybody is impressed The sports stuff is a big deal for him, but at home his m [...]

    5. FNL Character Rating Luke Cafferty Landry Clarke I tend to be biased against Landry because he looks a lot like one of my ex boyfriends, BUT his nerd to football player persona works for this rating And I didn t even necessarily like the main character of the book, so that works too And I ADORE Luke, and his cute, sensitive persona works for this rating too On to the actual review So, I m at this point in my life where puberty is far enough in my past that I find teenagers bewildering I find mys [...]

    6. Exciting book for guys that love sports I was hooked from the start and just wanted to keep reading I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys an exciting, fast paced story The plot is deepened by the rough home life of the main character and his fight to stabilize himself, his home, his relationships, and his new found talent, his speed.

    7. With a tendency to go off on tangents it was at first difficult to get a line on what Felton was trying to saying I was constantly wondering where he was going with what he was saying it turns out he was figuring things out as well Still, he could get pretty funny It s not even him wanting to be a stand up comic, no his is a humor that s not intended because in simply saying what was, in being honest about one absurd situation and then another, his observations felt true, funny and even when the [...]

    8. This is not a story about football This isn t even a tale about a boy who rises in popularity or becomes part of a team it sort of is, but mostly not This is a romance That s what it is A boy who grows really fast and who comes from a severely dysfunctional family, falls in love with a girl who could easily be thought of as a musical prodigy Throw in liberal amounts of teenage angst and a generous helping of cussing, and you have the framework for Stupid Fast The big no no for me was the writing [...]

    9. Vibrant, funny, captivating A one day read.Felton s voice felt so real, so natural The all night narration idea is just right for the character and gave me such a sense of the energy coiled up in him.I don t read much contemporary YA lit, so it was with trepidation that I picked this up What I remember from the genre of my YA period 90s is all Angst and Issues And who wants to go there again I was happily surprised to find a book that was about a person, not a cliche, and a person with thoughts [...]

    10. Stupid Fast is about a young boy that becomes a teen overnight, or so it seems to him One night he goes to bed a scrawny loser and in the morning he wakes up a very hairy, and very popular football player Felton Reinstein not only has to deal with his new and improved body, h is has to deal with his malfunctioning family He is the one who found his father hanging in the garage His mother burns all remembrances of his father and eventually has a breakdown Oh there is his little brother, but since [...]

    11. I remember hearing about Stupid Fast because Sarah at YA Love Blog read it and raved about it It was one of the books we recently purchased for our classroom libraries at school and as soon as I saw it, I couldn t wait to read it It was great, as I predicted, and is starting to become a hit at school.The thing I absolutely loved the most about Stupid Fast was Felton s voice Geoff Herbach clearly nailed the voice of a teenage boy going through a lot of changes aka all teenage boys Felton is hilar [...]

    12. This is one of those books that while reading I kept realizing, I am not the target group for this book This doesn t happen too often when reading YA, but every once in a while there is a very boy book that I read that I have trouble connecting to because, well, I am not and never was a teen boy The great thing about Stupid Fast is how many different issues are going on While I didn t connect to a lot of the boy stuff lifting weights, brother stuff, puberty, etc I very much connected with the ps [...]

    13. With its tragically dysfunctional family and humour despite all the angst, this should have been exactly my cup of tea I appreciated the sheer rawness of Felton s voice, and how seriously messed up everyone was, but some things just didn t ring true, and others may have felt accurate enough, but I didn t want to go there The one thing that I couldn t see in any way other than a need for the author to have a feel good plot line for poor Felton was the romance I d have loved to believe in it, but [...]

    14. An amazingly well crafted book I fell in love with the characters, was pulled in by the plot, laughed out loud numerous times, and was in awe of how perfectly the author captured a teen boy s fast growth spurt Wow.I will say that there is a good bit of swearing in this one I am neutral ish on swearing I don t do it much myself, and don t love to hear it out and about in public, but it doesn t make me uncomfortable either I DO mind it in my reading when it feels forced or unecessary Here, I felt [...]

    15. Stupid Fast By Geoff Herbach review Where should I start, Overall I think this book is great There were so many good parts in this book that had me glued This book is about A kid Named Felton which before the book he had a life where he was an average kid but over summer he grew and gained the ability to be able to run very fast Felton joins the football team where he becomes a star running back Along he has some struggles with some kid that are mean to him with jealousy, but he also encounters [...]

    16. Felton is 15 and he is stupid fast, but his best friend is leaving for the summer The jocks want him to start working out for the upcoming football season The family that has rented out his friend s house contains a talented girl, who thinks Felton is weird, but she likes weird With new friendships forming and his body changing his mother and his younger brother are getting crazier and crazier This book takes a while to develop as Felton is not very likable, but he grows on you as the mystery of [...]

    17. I wish I could have rated this higher because I seriously loved the character, his voice, and outlook, and the writing was fantastic, but, for me, the story lagged and was slow I grew frustrated with trying to get to the point I wondered if it was because it was the audio version, but I loved the narrator too Which, again, is why I wish I could rate this higher Definitely recommend it, though Great male protagonist.

    18. Never judge a book by its cover I bought that at Clich s R Us and thought I d throw it out because, with STUPID FAST, you certainly expect a sports book and get instead a family social drama book or whatever they re called contemporary realistic fiction, maybe Not to worry, Herbach s equal to the task, and once you realize that it s a CRF in sports book s clothing, it s cool And yes, you get a little bit of sports thrown in, but just a little, and mostly at the end, so if you re looking for a Ca [...]

    19. On the Cybils 2011 shortlist for YA Fiction Felton has always been a squirrely, little kid, but one spring he finds that he not only has grown a ton, he has been able to channel his energy into running and is amazingly fast He is recruited for the track team, where he meets some boys who encourage him to play football Over the summer, he trains for that and gets even bigger, but everything else starts falling apart His best friend is away for the summer, and Felton is running his paper route and [...]

    20. Stupid Fast is a book about a boy named Felton Reinstein who lives in Wisconsin When he was just five years old Felton found his dad in his garage after he had hung himself Felton wasn t very popular and only had two real friends, Peter, and Gus He is really only friends with Peter because he can drive At the end of the school year his best friend Gus has to leave and spend the summer in South America with his sick grandmother Also at this time Felton is going through puberty and becoming much b [...]

    21. Geoff Herbach s Felton Reinstein is one incredible character His voice is funny, sweet, confused and just plain nice but life has not been easy for Felton and his family At the age of five, Felton finds his father s body after he hung himself Felton grows up insecure with some bad advice from his mother, doctors, and not having a father figure The summer that his best friend unexpectedly leaves to take care of his grandmother everything goes crazy Felton s mom agrees that he will take over his b [...]

    22. The book Stupid Fast is the best sport book I have ever read This book is great because this book can be related to you in so many ways This book is about how a sopho named Felton Reinstein that had just hit puberty is getting super huge Felton has never been in sports before but is crazy fast After running the mile in gym class all of the coaches in school wanted him on their team He finally gives into the track team coach Although he has never done any sports, he is gifted with speed The first [...]

    23. My book follows Felton Reinstein This tiny boy who is to be considered as geek goes through a major growth spurt and becomes stupid fast This attracts attention of the football players because of his insane speed But will this speed turn him from geek to jock This book had some very well written parts and parts I did not like One thing that I liked what the author did is have the point of view in first person because it gave me what Felton is really thinking in his mind I thought it made it hard [...]

    24. 3.5 is accurate What began as another teen angsty tale with ho hum characters and a little confusion on my part why was the mother so obtuse , transformed into an extremely personal and sympathetic plight of the main character, Felton Reinstein, growing up in a small Wisconsin college town Felton and his younger brother Andrew are being raised by their hippie esque mother Jerri, who they call Jerri at her insistence , and no living father though Felton has vague memories of him The typical the [...]

    25. I really liked this book and was able to connect to it because of the sports connection I think that this book exemplifies that there is a lot beneath the surface to a persons life I didn t like how his mother just shuts down and becomes depressed Felton is also targeted by a teammate that hurts him pretty bad.The main characters are Felton, Aleah, and Jerri Felton is a super fast athlete that wows all of the coaches at the high school Jerri is his sweet mother that turns into a mean mother Ale [...]

    26. Felton just realized that he was stupid fast the year he was 15 Fast enough to get noticed during gym class by the track coach Fast enough that he should have beaten two time states winner Kennedy Johnson during the last track meet except that he was on the sidelines puking instead Fast enough to hear Coach Johnson talking about arranging for him to have his own recruiting page and hosting D I Division I scouts to see him play a game he has never even gone to see on a fall Friday night.He is not [...]

    27. Wow So much than a sports book Yet, like Tangerine and Pop, it s a book that shows a non athlete the draw, the thrill, is to sports Felton used to be the awkward kid, the one whose dad killed himself Starting in November of sopho year, he grew and grew, and ate and ate, and slept a lot, too Some of this seemed to make his mom mad he yelled at his little brother, who s really OK It all made him mad, and one day he took out the anger in the 600 yard dash He ran stupid fast Suddenly coaches are ca [...]

    28. Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach Stupid Fast is the story of Felton Reinstein, a fifteen year old guy that is smack dab in the middle of puberty He talks a lot of the shocking amount of hair that has cropped up all over his body, and about his feelings of anger and restlessness When Felton is stressed ,which is a lot, he has to move and will channel that energy into running, lifting weights, and biking He has a lot on his mind his new girlfriend, the pressure to excel at a sport he has yet to play, [...]

    29. Felton Reinstein is a geeky guy with a too active mind who s dealing with a piano prodigy younger brother, an ax hippie chick mother that insists he call her Jerri He s a clueless small town boy who s confused and alarmed that his best buddy is going to Venezuela for the summer and that his body has decided to betray him by constantly growing and constantly sprouting hair The story is charmingly told by a very clearly adolescent narrator with a overly developed sense of smell While it starts out [...]

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