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  • Posted June 24, 2012

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    This is a continuation of Stupid Fast. You can read this book al

    This is a continuation of Stupid Fast. You can read this book alone, but there is information from the last book that will help you understand this one.




    Once again, Felton is on his way to find himself. After discovering secrets, Felton is on a new mission to save his brother. I loved that this plot line feels real. With emotions that rock the reader, Felton learns to sacrafice everything for the one he loves. I loved that with each chapter Felton is so real. He doesn't sugarcoat things but says things they way that they are. Even when he knows he is being correct himself, he is humble enough to recongnise his mistakes and own up to it.




    The misson on finding his brother is a good one. Felton is left with clues and figures every single one out. He lies to his mom and friends, just to save his brother. The love and bond between these two is amazing. Throughout their fights, the reader see two amazing brothers fighting for what they have left.




    I just adored the story all together. Many family secrets and family drama occur. Yet all the characters rise stronger then before.




    Nothing Special is a great comtemp that charms the reader from the first page. The cool humor along with the adreline rush of the secrets coming at the reader, urges the reader to read on. Nothing Special is great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2012

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    Great characters

    elton Reinstein is the center of his own universe. He's very talented in the athletic department and it has made his ego swell to epic proportions. His brother, Andrew, has always been a big supporter of Felton. That is until Felton's in-sensitivities gets the better of him. With hurt feelings, Andrew runs away. Felton is then forced to take a hard look at him self. He implores the help of his ex-best friend to drive him across the country to help brother.
    This story is written in a journal type that's actually a letter to Felton's girlfriend, Aleah. It's told completely from Felton's point of view. It gives you insight into Felton's head. He's completely clueless to everything around him. He's let down his best friend, he's upset his girlfriend, and he's been a jerk to his brother. However Felton doesn't see what he's done wrong. His character can be very frustrating but you can understand a bit where he is coming from. Nothing Special also deals with the tough subject of suicide. Felton and Andrew's father committed suicide when they were both young. This book shows the devastating, long term impact suicide can have on a family.
    Felton goes through an intense emotional journey through Nothing Special. He has a lot to figure out and also to deal with. He has to find a way to make amends to the people he's hurt. Geoff Herbach wrote a deep story about what it is to be a teen who has suffered a great loss. The characters and the way they reacted and interacted with each other felt very real. Overall I thought this was a good story. It has a lot of depth to it. The story line flows easy and the characters are believable. I also think there's a little of Felton in each of us.

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  • Posted May 12, 2012

    Andrew and Felton are nothing alike. Felton loves sports whil



    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 estranged grandfather and forming a better relationship with his brother.



    The author has a consistent funny undertone in the dialogue and actions of the characters. The reader will probably find more than a few events hysterical. Sometimes, the book was confusing. There are two trips down to Florida to attempt to retrieve Andrew and meet his grandfather, they take place in Felton's letters/journal at the same time. Sometimes the events are hard to keep straight. However, the reader will definitely think this novel is worth picking up. The cover alone indicates funny subject matter and the first few chapters indicate that there may be something a little deeper below the surface.



    The characters were not always easy to connect to, but once the reader forms a connection it is hard to break. The author did a great job of depicting a believable sibling relationship, their small fights and insecurities when it came to each other felt very real. Overall, this book is great for young adult readers.

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