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Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
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Feb 22, 2012

it was amazing
Read from February 22 to 23, 2012

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 quite fast enough to escape what seems to be happening around him. He still can’t shake the memory of finding his father hanging in the garage when he was five years old. His mother Jerri has checked out of her life and cannot even look at him anymore. His little brother has quit practicing piano, become a pyromaniac, and looks like he hasn’t showered all summer. His first best friend Gus (who is gone to spend the summer with his family in Venezuela with his ailing grandmother) has quit returning his emails and left him abandoned by the only real friend he has ever known.

While there is likely enough sports (track, running, training, football) to appeal to those readers who enjoy reading about them, there is also a fine story about growing up, fitting in, and dealing with life.
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Educating Drew It looks like a great boy book. I'm always on the look out for those.


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