Going Nowhere Faster


By Sean Beaudoin

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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 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.

  • *"Written in a comically manic style, this narrative goes from one unlikely scenario to another. And, the reader goes right along with it because the story is both compelling and likeable...."
    KLIATT (starred review)
  • "The book will appeal to many levels of readers...word of mouth will make it a favorite."
    VOYA (starred review)
  • "A romantic opportunity won and lost plays out believably, as does the satisfying ending."
    The Horn Book
  • "Fans of King Dork will find this a lighter and less demanding version of the same fare."
    The Bulletin
  • "Going Nowhere Faster is a charming and heart-felt who-dun-it that never fails to surprise."
    Ned Vizzini, author of Be More Chill

On Sale
Sep 1, 2008
Page Count
256 pages

Sean Beaudoin

About the Author

Sean Beaudoin is the author of five young adult novels, including The Infects and Wise Young Fool. He is also a founding editor of the arts and culture website TheWeeklings.com, for which he has written more than fifty essays. Sean’s stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Onion, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Salon. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.

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