Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “I'm With Stupid (Stupid Fast, #3)” as Want to Read:
I'm With Stupid (Stupid Fast, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

I'm With Stupid

(Stupid Fast #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  480 ratings  ·  105 reviews
Felton Reinstein has never been good with stress. Which is why he's seriously freaking out. Revealing his college choice on national TV? It's a heart attack waiting to happen. Deciding on a major for the next four years of his life? Ridiculous. He barely even knows who he is outside of football. And so...he embarks on The Epic Quest to Be Meaningful.

Which leads
Paperback, 309 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about I'm With Stupid, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
ALOK KUMAR I have read only 20 pages, Felton the lead character appears to be totally unmanaged and holding himself properly but he, himself is quite…moreI have read only 20 pages, Felton the lead character appears to be totally unmanaged and holding himself properly but he, himself is quite interesting. (less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.16  · 
Rating details
 ·  480 ratings  ·  105 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Jenn Estepp
Four stars for the individual books, five stars for the series as a whole. Because the total is more than the individual parts, even though I think the individual parts are pretty great. I love Felton. I love Andrew. And Gus and Grandpa and Abby. Even Cody and Karpinski and Jerri, who I was mad at so much of the time.

Basically, this is maybe one of my favorite - if not the favorite - YA series out there.

You know how, even though everyone told you that Friday Night Lights was amazing and not re
May 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
"We have problems, but we're so lucky, too. That's the mortal coil. It's the whole thing, all of it, and it's easy to hate that mess in yourself, fight it, hate those who seem to cause it. But, whoever we sit next to in school is the same and whatever jerk you read about on ESPN is the same and whoever honks their horn at you at the intersection is the same. They struggle. Do you know what I mean? They suffer, too. We aren't alone. [...] We can act. Maybe not fix everything. But we can make it b ...more
Keagan Nicol
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I strongly encourage people to read this book. This book could possibly teach future high school stars what is to come in the future dealing with colleges. I have not seen the play so I do not know if it is worth seeing or not. However, the novel is worth reading. This is a story based on real life situations that some people or in this case star High School athletes adapt to. The author published I’m with Stupid in 2013. Geoff Herbach is known for his Stupid Fast series. Geoff Herbach likes to ...more
No-nonsense and full of wit
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"I'm weak and weird and scary.
I'm also normal.
You are not alone."

I didn't mean to finish this in less than a day.

But oh my gosh this book was so great!!

I'm With Stupid was a spectacular ending to Felton Reinstein's hilarious journey, Stupid Fast. It brought tears to my eyes.

In I'm With Stupid, our beloved Felton is a senior in high school, and is pressured with stress. It is pressing down on his shoulders, and there is so much stress, he might just be going crazy.
Jacob Nicol
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m With Stupid by Geoff Herbach is part of a three book, young adult fiction, trilogy that illustrates the deceivingly harsh life of Felton Reinstein. Herbach’s writing most likely appeals to a common teenager because of his relaxed style of writing and how it can relate to his target audience. Overall, the plot is based on Felton’s success as a football player. However, it also portrays the hardships he faces that push him to become someone others can look up to, and try to be more like. The ...more
Jason Lyons
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Liv Penegor
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book has the power to change perspective.
Sarah (YA Love)
I'm sad that I'm done reading Felton's story, but I'm so happy to have experienced his story. I love how I'm With Stupid ended. Full review to come.
Andrew Stephens
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This quarter I read the book, I’m With Stupid, by Geoff Herbach. I have previously read Stupid Fast which is also by Geoff Herbach. The book I read this quarter happens to be the 3rd Stupid Fast book. This is now the second book I have read by him and now am familiar with his writing style. This follow up book is about a three year older Felton Reinstein and his last days as a senior in high school. He has many college visits and has to make a live announcement on TV, everything falls apart agai ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hi, I am a freshman in Colorado writing this book review for my 9th-grade English class. I read the book I'm With Stupid by Geoff Herbach, this book was published in 2013.I found this to be one of my favorite books I have read. I liked this book because it was very interesting and it really explained the life of a high school athlete. I can really relate to this as I am a high school athlete as well. I loved how the author described the settings of college campuses. The author in this book wrote ...more
Brode L
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m with Stupid is a novel by Geoff Herbach. This book is about a twelfth grader Felton Reinstein who is struggling with college football recruiting and anxiety. But when Felton was a kid he saw his dad hanging after he committed suicide. And things have never been the same. And being really good out on the football field he has to use football as his therapy. When finding out his dad was an alcoholic Felton was also drinking at a young age. When Felton made his college football pick he picked u ...more
Billy Thompson
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Felton Reinstein seems to have a great life on the outside. However, coping with his dads death appears to take a bigger role on him that he thought. Felton has to juggle his school life, social life, and his sports life all at the same time which is a real struggle for Felton. Trying to get through the rest of senior year, Felton decides to try to break down his life to figure out who he is and what he wants for himself. This book is about of of the difficulties high school students go through ...more
I think I've found my new favorite YA author! I'm so excited to read the rest of his books. Guys will pick up the book because of the cover, the title & the fact that the main character is a high school athlete. The narrator is funny and easy to relate to, the writing is excellent and the teen voice is authentic. It's heartbreaking at times because it deals some very serious topics like bullying, mental health issues and suicide, but includes enough humor to make you laugh out loud and famil ...more
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, young-adult
Felton developed further in I’m With Stupid. Even though he was succeeding as an athlete, he still had issues in other parts of his life. I liked that Geoff Herbach explored Felton’s issues further and the various coping mechanisms he tried. I thought the book was a good depiction on how a person can be closed off and focuses on themselves in an attempt to repair emotional pain.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
A fitting end to the trilogy, giving Felton a chance to greet (maybe even exorcise a few) his demons, and possibly leave them behind. More fun, funny, forgettable humor (protecting the dipshits), and very little Aleah. Jerri makes one parent-like choice in the end. Andrew is going to be all right. Felton will play football at a great school next year, and has friends. I'm glad for all of them.
Kyle Ferreira
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
this book was a really fun entertaining book with lots of important life decisions and how you should really think of them carefully. personally I liked this book because its about football and I like football. the book always has something going on to keep me really interested on whats going to happen next. the book always had me on the edge of my seat wanting to read more
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Better than 2, still not as good as 1.
Aydan J Kenyon
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious. I've read the whole series. Even though I am halfway through finishing this. It's probably one of the best trilogies I've ever read. Felton Reinstein is the main character, a college bound football player. Again, one of the best series I've ever read.
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Challenges and problems: Two words every high school student has faced, continue to face, or will soon face in their life. This fictional novel is an excellent read for older high school students due to its widely relatable topic of the day in the life of a high school student, Felton Reinstein, and its sporadic use of profanity. Geoff Herbach concludes his Felton Reinstein trilogy with I’m with Stupid. Herbach won ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, ...more
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted to Words at Home blog June 14, 2013:

I’m with Stupid is the third and final book in the “Stupid Fast” series. If you loved Stupid Fast and Nothing Special as much as I did you will be thrilled to know that I’m With Stupid is full of the same razor sharp dialogue, lovable characters, and of course lots of chances to watch Felton as he navigates the complex waters of growing up and growing into the kind of man he thinks he should be.

This book felt a little meatie
Nov 18, 2014 added it
The book I chose to read was I'm With Stupid by Geoff Herbach. This is only one of the 4 books and the series. I chose this book because it had a football player on the front; I thought the book would tell a story about a famous football athlete. Even though it wasn't, I really enjoyed the book.
The book was about a senior football player named Felton Reinstein who was from and lived in Wisconson. He was one of the best running backs in the country. He was number 3. He was having trouble t
Katie Fitzgerald
This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.

I’m with Stupid is the conclusion to Geoff Herbach’s trilogy about nerd-turned-jock Felton Reinstein. (The first two books were Stupid Fast and Nothing Special.) In this last book, Felton is now a high school senior and a major football star. He’s being recruited by a number of schools, and ESPN will broadcast his college decision on television. Aleah, Felton’s girlfriend, is being uncharacteristically distant, while Andrew and Grandpa S
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this book. I didn't realise at first that it was the last book in a series, so I was worried that I wouldn't understand everything that was going on. There was no need for me to worry though. Geoff Herbach does a great job of making sure that you get the information you need from Felton's background so that I didn't feel like I was completely missing out on anything. I still understood the story, which was great.

The story is focused around Fel
Julio Avalos
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it
The book I read, was about a topic that most teenagers can actually relate to. The things kids have to do towards the end of highschool. Choices kids have to make. What school you're going to go to, what sport are you going to play, and all of the extra things we could talk about. This book shows the anxiety of having to make these decisions, not only in school but also in life. This book is called “I’m With Stupid”. The author is Geoff Herbach.
This book relates to a life of a high school ath
joe Sudbeck
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I picked out this book, I’m With Stupid, because i had already read the first two i the series and i wanted to finish the series.
This book takes place all over the country, where he visits his grandpa and brother in Florida, his recruiting trips all over or just his own home town in Wisconsin.
Felton the main character in the book is facing a lot conflict both internal and external conflict with not knowing where to go for college, but getting tons of pressure to go his state school there in Wi
Austin Correia
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story is about something that kids can actually relate to. The things kids have to do towards the end of highschool. Choices kids have to make. What school you're going to go to, what sport are you going to play. This book shows the anxiety of having to make theses choices and decisions in life this book can relate to any high schooler or any athlete. This book is called “I’m With Stupid”.

This book relates to a life of a high school athlete. All schools want him to go to their colle
Hasan Randolph
I'm with stupid is a story of a football star named Felton Reinstein. This senior's life is going good with his girlfriend and everyone loving him for his football skills. Colleges and universities are always calling him to make him come to their school. But when the vision of his father's death starts to overcome him, he begins to act out. Especially after the breakup of him and his girlfriend over her school choice. Soon, he is unable to control his actions, his words or his anger. With everyt ...more
Greg Curtiss
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book "I'm With Stupid" by Geoff Herbach is an amazing life lesson. In this book a talented football player(Felton) has to deal with his personal problems as well as try to help others. From colleges, to girls, and even trying to stop bulling Felton had to make huge decides to help everyone around him. First he has to decide what college he wants to go to. And with his decision he pissed of his entire state. Another problem he has is finding his self. He has to learn to put all his past demo ...more
Dajamir Brooks
"I'm with stupid" is about a high school kid named Felton Reinstein. He is a football phenomeno. and leads the state in rushing yards for the season. With the recruiting coaches blowing him up and the recruiting process taking forever comes stress. Twelfth grade was the worst year of his life. It started off with mentoring a freshman called pig boy and the state of Wisconsin hating him. His track coach also suspended him and he had to deal with being embarrassed by the funniest viral video the w ...more
« previous 1 3 4 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Im with stupid 1 2 Oct 15, 2013 06:58PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Second Impact
  • Stick
  • Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
  • Double Exposure
  • Leverage
  • Call the Shots (Swim the Fly, #3)
  • Carter's Big Break (Carter Finally Gets It, #2)
  • If I Ever Get Out of Here
  • Believe
  • Period 8
  • Invasion
  • Chasing Alliecat
  • Pieces
  • The Rough Patch
  • Raiders Night
  • Are You Experienced?
  • The Braid
  • The Knife and the Butterfly
See similar books…
I am the author of the YA title, Stupid Fast (June 2011 from Sourcebooks Fire). I also wrote The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg, a Novel from Three Rivers Press. When I'm not writing books, I'm writing for Radio Happy Hour or developing ridiculous musical bits.

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

Other books in the series

Stupid Fast (3 books)
  • Stupid Fast (Stupid Fast, #1)
  • Nothing Special (Stupid Fast, #2)