About geoff herbach geoff herbach is the author of the award winning stupid fast ya series as well as fat boy vs the cheerleaders. Nothing special by geoff herbach dancing through ya. Over the course of a cataclysmically awful trip, felton reinstein journals for his girlfriend. Interview with geoff herbach university of north dakota. Publication date 2012 topics brothers juvenile fiction, dysfunctional families juvenile fiction, emotional problems of teenagers juvenile fiction, high schools juvenile fiction, schools juvenile fiction, brothers fiction, family problems fiction, emotional problems fiction, high schools.
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and android. As football star felton reinsteins senior year progresses, the stresses on him continue to build. If you havent read stupid fast, or if you have read stupid fast and havent read nothing special yet, i really hope you amend that. So when i heard there was a continuation of the story, i was beyond excited. Nothing special by geoff herbach 2012 nothing special is the sequel to stupid fast. Nothing special won the 20 minnesota book award for young peoples literature. Everything is coming to a headhe has to commit to a college. So hes on a flight to chicago and is emailing his girlfriend,aleah, about his trip to get his brother andrew from florida. The cheerleaders, have been listed in the years best by many associations who seem to know what theyre talking about. He travels to florida to finally meet his fathers relatives in hopes of figuring out where he fits in his crazy family.
Its next year and felton is as big and bad as everyone thought hed be. Felton reinstein had a great girlfriend, an athletic scholarship, and football friends he could totally count on. Feltons voice is fresh and believable as a teen on the edge of manhood. In the first book, stupid fast, felton reinstein went through a lot of changes and became an incredibly fast, wonderful athlete. With the sudden fame of having football recruiters watching him at every game, as well as track coaches taking notice, its hard not to be self absorbed. A stupid number of awards for geoff herbachs stupid fastala best fiction for young adults selectionyalsa best fiction for young adults2011 cybils award winner, young adult fictionjunior library guild selectionaba best bookshey aleah,i miss. This book can get confusing but thats what is good about it because it makes it suspenseful. The trilogy, which includes stupid fast, nothing special, and im with stupid, has earned several awards including the 2011 cybils award for best young adult novel, 20 minnesota book award for young adult literature. Brothers juvenile fiction, dysfunctional families juvenile fiction, emotional problems of teenagers juvenile fiction, high schools juvenile fiction, schools juvenile fiction, brothers fiction, family problems fiction, emotional problems fiction, high schools fiction, schools fiction, brothers, dysfunctional families, emotional problems of teenagers, high schools, schools, hermanos novela juvenil, familias disfuncionales novela juvenil. Felton reinstein thought he had it alla great girlfriend, an athletic scholarship in the bag, and football friends he could totally count on. In the wake of his mothers mental breakdown and feltons rise to fame as a sports phenomenon, andrew feels lost and, well, like nothing special.
Geoff herbachs young adult novels, stupid fast, nothing special, im with stupid, and fat boy vs. In the first book felton achieves his dreams and in the sequel things start to fall apart. Nothing special ebook por geoff herbach 9781402265082. What advice would you, as seasoned, published novelist geoff, give to young aspiring writer, geoff. This acclaimed book by geoff herbach is available at in several formats for your ereader. Nothing special felton reinstein trilogy 0760789236242. In nothing special, felton returns, and hes the one that narrates the story, but andrew is the one that really takes full front. His little brother, andrew, struggles mightily without feltons help. A stupid number of awards for geoff herbachs stupid fastala best fiction for young adults selectionyalsa best fiction for young adults2011 cybils award winner, young adult fictionjunior library guild selectionaba best bookshey aleah,i miss you. Nothing special a stupid number of awards for geoff herbachs stupid fast ala best fiction for young adults selection yalsa best fiction for young adults 2011 cybils award winner, young adult fiction junior library guild selection aba best books hey aleah, i miss you. Geoff herbach brings another very uniquely written book to the table with nothing special. Feltons outstanding abilities at football and track create a unique set nothing special by geoff herbach discussion guide. Nothing special by geoff herbach is a solid book with a easy to follow but well written plot. Felton reinstein is the top football recruit in the state and its making him a nervous wreck, which isnt helped much when his younger brother, andrew, runs away to a suspicioussounding orchestra camp.
Blogger lisa, lisas world of books lisas world of books this book blends humor with honest questions and realizations about family and life in an almost seamless way. Nothing special reinstein brothers, book 2 by geoff herbach book cover, description, publication history. The conceit of telling the tale of the road trip while on a different trip is a convoluted one that buries the heart of this potentially touching tale in a flabby, confusing construct few readers will enjoy. Nothing special reinstein brothers, book 2 by geoff herbach. Kudos to herbach for this deep, moving, lol funny, and completely original story. Nothing special geoff herbach 9781402265075 netgalley. This second book about felton reinstein deals with the aftermath of the physical and emotional changes he undergoes in the first book, and delves into the effects of his behavior on those around him, especially his younger brother andrew. Download read nothing special 2012 by geoff herbach in. Unfortunately, hes still a little kid on the inside. A stupid number of awards for geoff herbachs stupid fast ala b.
Geoff herbach is the author of the awardwinning stupid fast ya series featuring felton reinstein. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Even though i havent read stupid fast yet, the premise of the sequel sounded interesting enough to take a chance. Its pretty cool how felton basically tells two stories at the same time. Through journal entries to his girlfriend, aleah, he tries to make sense of why his life. Crap starts getting seriously screwed if something else gets in the way. Herbach s sophomore effort is impenetrable to those who have not read his first, due to a complete lack of character introductions. Herbach has written scripts for electric arc radio, radio happy hour. Hes considered the best high school football player in the state and has a shipload of colleges scouting him, even at his track races. Herbach has written scripts for electric arc radio, radio happy hour, powderkeg live, and the lit 6 project. Geoff herbach, ya author of stupid fast and nothing special, shares tips on how to effectively set the scene in your writing. Essentially, narcissistic felton reinstein who just happens to be the top high school football player in the nation has to deal with his brother who has to track down his family.
Nothing special king county library system overdrive. A stupid number of awards for geoff herbachs stupid fast. Easily share your publications and get them in front of issuus. A stupid number of awards for geoff herbachs stupid fast ala best fiction for young adults selection. Felton reinstein is one of my absolute favorite characters.
Boys especially will discover kindred spirits in felton and andrew. In nothing special, geoff herbachs sequel is even better than the 1st. Nothing special by geoff herbach is the sequel to last years stupid fast, and centers on a teenage boy named felton reinstein. Nothing special by geoff herbach, 9781402265075, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Nothing special geoff herbach by dwayneharley issuu. Last year, geoff herbachs critically acclaimed and awardwinning debut novel, stupid fast, a wryly humorous comingofage tale narrated by a selfdeprecatingly witty 15 yearold, felton reinstein, brilliantly captured the spectacle of high school sports, the trials of. Its the next summer though and his girlfriend, aleah, decided to go to germany for the summer and the two of them.
Geoff herbach continues the story of wisconsin teenager and high school football player felton reinstein, how he relates to his friends gus and aleah and what he does when his little brother andrew runs away on. Nothing special and the forthcoming im with stupid, but you have worked in a number of different genres, including literary fiction novels for adults, an indie rock musical, and screenplays. He cowrote the musical dont crush our heart and has been a reader on talking image connection. Felton reinstein, a loner turned jock, and his family his crazy mother jerri and his weird brother andrew. Herbachs sophomore effort is impenetrable to those who have not read his first, due to a complete lack of character introductions. Nothing special by geoff herbach overdrive rakuten.
His books have been given the 2011 cybils award for best ya novel, the minnesota book award, selected for the junior library guild, listed among the years best by the american library association, the american booksellers association and many state library associations. Im with stupid is the followup to stupid fast and nothing special. Wrong like an elephant storming a house of cards, it all. Read nothing special by geoff herbach for free with a 30 day free trial. It doesnt matter if youre a deep thinker or a squirrel nut if you act out of love. Buy a cheap copy of nothing special book by geoff herbach. Read nothing special online by geoff herbach books free 30. Nothing special nothing special geoff herbach sourcebooks fire.50 1475 353 1500 202 882 1400 27 1082 732 411 391 1037 1102 169 810 1107 1205 1157 1508 723 747 361 1417 302 86 1070 1084 513 2