Nothing Special (Stupid Fast #2)
A Stupid Number of Awards for Geoff Herbach's Stupid Fast
Â• ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
Â• YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Â• 2011 Cybils Award Winner, Young Adult Fiction
Â• Junior library Guild Selection
Â• ABA Best Books
I miss you. Because there's some serious donkey crap going on right now. I'm supposed to be at football camp, but noo
Then you start to realize how much Felton actually cares about his little brother Andrew and his mom, even though he is terrible at showing it. And you remember how badly finding his Dad's body scr ...more
Felton's being recruited by so many colleges and universities because of his athletic prowess, and he's caught up in this world of being in the spot light and in the being the Felton he realized he could be. The problem is, he's forgetting about the other people in his life, ...more
I really, really liked how this story was writte ...more
Andrew and Felton are nothing alike. Felton loves sports while Andrew loves music. For brothers, they couldn't be more different and the strain of their relationship is beginning to show. Felton misses one too many concerts, causing Andrew to make a few rash decisions. Before Felton knows it, Andrew is off to visit their estranged grandfather and he must decide what, if anything, he's going to do about it. While writing to his former girlfriend, Aleah, Felton tells the story of meeting his estra ...more
I was wrong. Nothing Special is fantastic. Herbach makes me believe in Felton all over again, which is an amazing feat. His voice is so unusual, in both YA and adult fiction - Felton is your classic dumb jock, a well-meaning kid trying so hard to understand the world around him but really just not that bri ...more
Oh. My. Goodness.
I totally utterly fell deep in love with Nothing Special. I loved it sooooo much. You have no idea. You really have no idea. I am so blown away by this book. I am lost for words. Oh my gosh. Seriously. I just closed the book, and I sort of felt a tear on my cheek. It was so great, this book. I loved every single page.
Is it possible to love a book this m ...more
Until one day, when you just can't take it any more.
Such is the situation for Andrew Reinstein, whose brother, Felton, is all kinds of special. Andrew is tired of being nothing special, so he grabs his drumsticks and heads south from his home in Wisconsin to visit his grandfather, with whom ...more
YA literature is often accused of being oversaturated with female voices… the voices of its authors is what people mostly talk about then, but by extension also often the voices of its main (female) protagonists. Anyone who reads more than a handful YA books a year will know that is as much perception as it is an actual verifiable fact (male “voices”, for instance are in no way underappreciated when it comes to “recognition”). For all those pe ...more
The things that Felton goes through such as, his little brother, Andrew running away not coming back with unclear answers, as to where he really is. When Felton and Andrew fight I laugh at it becaus ...more
Told in letters, dated and timed during a mystery trip you're not sure about until the end, Felton tell ...more
The reason for that is the many relationships and assumed history that were completely bewildering to me. There's our main character Felton and hi ...more
“Am I just nothing special?” That is a question that Felton Reinstein asks himself.The book “Nothing Special” by Geoff Herbach is about a boy that is extremely self centered and doesn’t care for other people’s feelings. But things happen to him that make him go down the drain.
Felton Reinstein is all about football and other sports. He doesn’t care about other people’s feelings and is constantly rude to people. He is a successful football player and everyone wants him ...more
Ok, I've thought it through and I'm sticking with 4 stars. 3.5 is too low for how much I loved this goofy kid.
Nothing Special is such a sweet story. Told in a journal format that Felton is writing to his girlfriend...or maybe girlfriend...he doesn't know. He's such a mess here as he makes his way to Florida to find his brother.
After his quick rise to HS sports stardom, coac ...more
After figuring out a few things about himself and his family in Stupid Fast, Felton Reinstein is back. This time, he is in pursuit of his brother Andrew, who is everything Felton is not-- small, musically inclined, and sensitive. Andrew has decided to fake going to band camp and run away to meet his estranged grandfather in Florida. Felton is concerned because he has blown off Andrew's concerts and knows that his reknown as a sports star has shoved Andrew further ...more
When I'm not writing, I'm teaching writing at Minnesota State, Mankato, which means I write a lot of comments about writing on student writi ...more