Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (38)

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
June 1, 2011/Sourcebooks/Young Adult

I, Felton Reinstein, am Stupid Fast. Seriously. The upper classmen used to call me Squirrel Nut, because I was little and jumpy. Then, during sophomore 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.



WHY I WANT IT:
While I was on goodreads looking for books to put on my '2011 Debut Authors' challenge, I came across this book and immediately LOVED the sound of it. I don't know, I love sports and the main character sounds awesome. 


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine

3 comments:

Herbach said...

Aw, thanks, Bianca! I'm glad you're looking forward to Stupid Fast. I really like it! (Of course, I'm terribly biased). I'll email you when the ARCs are ready to see if I can get you an advanced copy. Happy Thanksgiving!
Geoff

Michelle said...

Hey, the cover I voted for won. Sweet! I think this one sounds awesome as well. And of course, I love the cover. ;)

Nina B. said...

Sounds interesting... I'll watch out for this one.

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