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Alexandria Drayton Block 2A
Nothing Special takes place in Bluffton Wisconsin from August 15 to the 20. Felton is an athlete and has many scholarships lined up for him. He runs track and is also a football star. Felton has a girlfriend named Aleah, but when she is asked to join a youth orchestra in berlin, Felton thinks his life is over. When Felton gets a chance to go to football camp he realizes that Andrew, his little brother isn’t really at camp, and instead he ran away, so Felton and his friend Gus go to Florida looking for him.
Protagonist : Felton Reinstein Antagonist : Andrew Reinstein Felton: The main character that is going through a hard time at school and is being a jerk to everyone close to him. Andrew: Felton's little brother. He loves Felton a lot but Felton has been a jerk to him, while Andrew was always sweet to him. Gus: He used to be best friends with Felton, but recently left him because Felton was being selfish Aleah: Felton’s girlfriend that is in Germany for an orchestra camp. Jerri: Felton’s mom that is clueless most of the book. Andrew Felton GusAleah Jerri
The conflict in the story is a person vs. person. Andrew has ran away because he felt like he wasn’t wanted, so Felton and Gus have to go to Florida to try and find him. When Felton and Gus go to Florida they encounter many obstacles and they don’t even know where they are going. They don’t know if they will find Andrew or if Andrew will just be another person they used to know. They also don’t know if this trip will make Felton and Gus friends again, or if it would tear them apart even more.
Roy Ngalale: he is a track runner that competes with Felton, and he impacts the story because when Felton loses to Roy, Felton becomes more sour. Maddie: She is Gus’s girlfriend, and she’s important because she gets Gus into smoking and she turns Gus against Felton in the beginning of the book. Emily Cook: she is Andrew’s best friend, and she impacts the story because when Andrew and Emily are supposed to be at camp together, Emily tells them that he never shows up. RoyMaddieEmily
Critic 1 : A summary of this review is that when you have such high expectations, its hard to live up to them. This is what Andrew is going through, anyone that can relate to having older siblings with high expectations would love to read this book. Teenage boys would also love to read this witty book, that’s filled with humor, drama, and suspense. Critic 2 : Nothing Special is a follow up to Stupid Fast both written by Geoff Herbach. Felton went from being just another dork to a football and track star while his brother just watched him in his glory. When Andrew runs away to Florida, the suspense, and the humor starts to come out. Nothing special is a book that everyone should read and it keeps you guessing.
The book Nothing Special, by Geoff Herbach is a really good book that has to do with family, romance, friendship and sports. I would definitely recommend this book to teenagers because its very relatable and it was a blast to read. Felton and his chooses kept me on my toes with every chapter, and I'm looking forward to reading the last book in the trilogy- I'm With Stupid.