READ BOOK Ã Going Nowhere Faster - by Sean Beaudoin #2020

  • Title: Going Nowhere Faster
  • Author: Sean Beaudoin
  • ISBN: 9780316014151
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Going Nowhere Faster By Sean Beaudoin Stan Smith has the world s dullest name, and the world s dullest life to go with it At 17, the former junior chess champion turned Town s Laziest Register Monkey at the Town s Only Video Store has no car, no college, and, of course, no girl If that weren t pathetic enough, he s got an organic food freak vegan mother, an eccentric inventor father, a dead end job, a dogStan Smith has the world s dullest name, and the world s dullest life to go with it At 17, the former junior chess champion turned Town s Laziest Register Monkey at the Town s Only Video Store has no car, no college, and, of course, no girl If that weren t pathetic enough, he s got an organic food freak vegan mother, an eccentric inventor father, a dead end job, a dog with a flatulence problem, and a former classmate threatening to kill him With a 165 IQ, Stan was expected to Be Something and Go Somewhere But when all he has is a beat up old bike that keeps getting vandalized, he s going nowhere, faster.
    Sean Beaudoin
    Sean Beaudoin is the author of five Young Adult novels, including the rude zombie love story The Infects, and the black comedy rock and roll love story Wise Young Fool Sean likes love stories almost as much as he loves to talk about himself in the third person Welcome Thieves is a short story collection that will be out March 16 with Algonquin Press.

    Going Nowhere Faster By Sean Beaudoin


    What you need to know about Stan Smith1.Stan Smith hates his name.2.Stan Smith has just graduated from high school.3.Although Stan Smith has a genius IQ, Stan Smith is not an outstanding student In fact, Stan Smith is not going to college.4.Stan Smith works at Happy Video, which is not really happy at all But, then again, neither is Stan Smith 5.Stan Smith is working on a screen play And by working on I mean he s writing treatments, which he later reads and decides are stupid.6.Stan Smith is stu [...]

    Eric Townsend
    Going Nowhere Faster has all the classics of a teen movie where the loser guy that is smart but awkward socially and doesn t have anything going for him likes a girl who doesn t seem to care Boring and overdone right Wrong The difference here is that the girl doesn t stay in her I m perfect just like you imagined me to be shell The best friend turns out to kinda be a douchenozzle even though in the end it doesn t really matter because woohoo friendship Also don t forget that someone wants to kil [...]

    Booklover Butterfly
    Going Nowhere Faster by Sean Beaudoin is a young adult novel about a 17 year old boy, Stan Smith, who is searching for a direction in life He lives in a small town and works at the local video rental store Stan happens to be a gifted, highly intelligent guy, but he doesn t yearn for the traditional educational experience of college Instead, he s thinking about writing a movie script The problem is that he can t seem to come up with a good idea because he has no relevant life experience Stan s li [...]

    3.5 probably Stan is a genius He can list all of Sylvester Stallone s movies in backwards alphabetical order, he can do any math problem in his head and he can tell you where any movie is in the video store he works in Yes He is a genius and he works at a video store And Stan is than aware that this makes him quite far from being cool However, his dreams do not include college and brilliance which is what everyone else wants him to do his dream includes screen writing Going Nowhere Faster was q [...]

    i.did not like this book.i think you have to be under the influence of something to enjoy most of it it didn t get better as it went onand had a predictable ending

    Going Nowhere Faster is a hysterical, quick witted novel that takes no risk to get across its humor Through a 235 page young adult novel, author Sean Beaudoin uses protagonist Stan Smith as a prop for laughter Stan is a teenager struggling to stand up for himself in Millville, Pennsylvania as his high IQ of 165 leaves him as a victim for bullying Though Stan tries not to be smart, his intelligence is always evident with his job at Happy Video At this video rental store, Stan can name every singl [...]

    Jennifer Wardrip
    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadTooI ll admit I picked this because of the title, GOING NOWHERE FASTER Aren t there times when we all feel that way Stan Smith has problems than you can shake a stick at One problem is his name Stan Who names their kid Stan But then his parents aren t exactly your normal, run of the mill parents They are another one of his problems His dad is a crazy inventor and his mother is an over 6 foot tall vegan who attempts to run an organic food ma [...]

    Reading the summary off the back of the book, I thought it would be a very interesting read humorous, filled with different characters, and unpredictable d I was correct For the most part.1 It was humorous Stan s script, Stan s lists, and the plot in general his war2healthy4u mother crazy inventor father, his thinking that Chad Chilton might kill him, etc 2 Filled with different characters Yeah Almost too much a Stan math genius and chess champion but is not in college is considered a special ed [...]

    So the whole world thinks that Stan Smith is going to make something of himself when he graduates high school, but the whole world doesn t know that Stan Smith just hasn t got the ambition and the confidence to fulfill his dreams of becoming a movie script writer Instead of going towards that goal, he has a job in his town at a video store named Happy Video He is going nowhere, faster, but when the time comes for him to change his ways, he must turn to another alternative besides working at Happ [...]

    This was a truly bizarre book Stan Smith is working at Happy Video the summer after high school ends He s a genius, but he s going nowhere He fears for his life at the hands of Chad Chilton, whose girlfriend he lusts after, and he just doesn t understand his hippie mom and inventor dad At times, this was hard to follow, simply because it was so unusual I didn t like how the mystery of the slashed tires and red dolls was solved it didn t seem very likely to happen in real life However, Stan is an [...]

    Honestly This book was terrible Maybe not the worst book I ve ever readybe Contrived plot, dull, flat, unlikeable characters, cliche upon cliche, super quirkyrandomlol humor that was cringe worthy to read It s like Percy Jackson with every enjoyable aspect removed and the conversational narrative voice trope taken up to eleven The first person narration was grating, the dialogue was hackneyed, the plot was unbelievable to a fault Awful book, would not recommend to anyone, hopefully will never se [...]

    I enjoyed the book s theme, that feeling of hopelessness and resignation However, the writing was mediocre The characters, while interesting, were not very likable, though the Stan s problems could certainly be related to The plot was, again, interesting, but contrived Stan s voice in the novel got on my nerves after a while, but that s probably because I generally despise the conversational narrative voice There was some appreciable humor As far as debut novels go, this wasn t horrendous, but s [...]

    a 17 year old teen named stan, stan smith works at happy video likes a girl named ellen and a man named chad chilton wants to beat him later on in the book he doesnt know what to do in his life but just work at happy video and later he see s ellen making out with his friend, miles a cool yet crazy teen i could connect this to the book flight by sherman alexie a young man who s life is screwed up and gets into some trouble i would give this book 5 stars because it is hilarously funny with non sto [...]

    This book is good, but it s not as good as John Green That might be an unfair comparison, but I read this and a Green novel pretty close together this summer, and this has the same angst y teen drama without quite the amazingly clever characters, keen wit, and sharp dialogue It s just fine I have had many students recommend this to me, so it speaks to young teens, and it s far better than a lot of things out there

    This one had me laughing out loud The story revolves around Stan don t get started on his name and what he perceives to be his boring life But Stan is a budding movie producer and pretty soon his life is hit with some pretty dramatic plot twistske finally getting a date with his crush wait to you hear what happens and oh yeah, someone is stalking him My library labeled this as suspense, I m not so sure about that, but if you are looking for a laugh riot this is it

    When I first started this book, I thought that the style with all the lists and the weird nicknames and the wordplay for wordplay s sake was going to drive me batty But either it toned down or I got used to it, because I ended up liking this well enough It was a bit predictable, but I liked the main character s young sister.

    Book club book, went to high school with the author in either my class or a year behind.Ideas expressed Message Plot Growing up super smart and kind of nerdy gets a boy picked on, unmotivated, and insecure Results in non decisions and acting out Finally grows up and or makes a decision.Easy read, audience is teens, quick wrap up, everything works out in the end.

    Jay Archer
    it wasnt that great of a book im not saying that it was bad but i dont get the concept of the book i look at the back and read whats going on whats the plot of the book and i cant really see whats going on its not like abduction where a girl has to find her little brother and make sure that he is safe.

    Brenda Kahn
    Dug way, way down deep on the tbr pile for this one It s quite funny in its sad sack way Readers who enjoyed Stupid Fast, or Me, Earl and the Dying Girl will enjoy this one Sorry it took so long to get to.

    I LOVE STAN hes like the dorky, video geek that evryone loves the compulsive liar thing is totally understandable because everyone lies to themselves whether we like it or not stan is just not affraied to admit it.

    Stanley Smith is 18, brilliant, has low esteem and cannot drive a car and has an odd family living in a quirky house and thinks someone wants to kill him I thought it was a total waste of my time, but I was sick, and didn t have the energy to throw it across the room, so I finished it.

    Alim Greaves
    This book is okay

    Rose O'Keefe
    This was a surprising story told by the same character from three points of view Very clever As usual, I never guessed the ending What fun.

    2.5 stars.

    Litquake08 author.


    Brian Nicholson
    This book moved pretty sluggishly for me, and the ending was so anti climatic.

    Great book for those that are into adventure also with a bit of

    An aptly named title The novel went nowhere and when finally it started to move it ends But it has thousands of movie references which is kind of cool and I like lists.

    Chris Gates
    Very interesting book Really funny, and relatable This book kept you reading the entire time because it was so unpredictable,definately recommend.

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