Title: Stupid Fast
Author: Geoff Herbach
Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of Squirrel Nut to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love and the courage to confront his family’s past and current problems.
Praise for Stupid Fast
“A rare mix of raw honesty and hilarity. Stupid Fast is Stupid Good!”
author of The House of Tomorrow
I AM NOT STUPID FUNNY.
I AM STUPID FAST.
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. (20110329)