By: Geoff Herbach
Pub date: June 1st, 2011
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.
summary from goodreads.com
I am in no way shape or form athletically inclined and my watching of sports is limited to the occasional hockey and or soccer game (usually when the stakes are high aka The World Cup etc). Yet for some reason, I am always drawn to books where any sport plays a fairly large role in the protagonist's life. Why? I wish I could tell you.
Stupid Fast sounds like it contains an excellent mix of multiple elements, aside from football of course (which surprise surprise... I know next to nothing about aside from what Friday Night Lights has taught me lol). I like that Felton seems to be coming into his own and also how there seem to be issues going on at home as well as the prospect of romance. AND the protagonist is male. Lots to get excited for with this one.