Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford


Meet Will Carter, but feel free to call him Carter. (Yes, he knows it's a lazy nickname, but he didn't have much say in the matter.)

Here are five things you should know about him:

1. He has a stuttering problem, particularly around boobs and belly buttons.

2. He battles Attention Deficit Disorder every minute of every day...unless he gets distracted.

3. He's a virgin, mostly because he's no good at talking to girls (see number 1).

4. He's about to start high school.

5. He's totally not ready.

Join Carter for his freshman year, where he'll search for sex, love, and acceptance anywhere he can find it. In the process, he'll almost kill a trombone player, face off with his greatest nemesis, suffer a lot of blood loss, narrowly escape death, run from the cops (not once, but twice), get caught up in a messy love triangle, meet his match in the form of a curvy drill teamer, and surprise the hell out of everyone, including himself.



This book was hilarious! Carter was so awkward and realistically depicted what many teens are like. I was originally hesitant to pick this book up because it didn’t seem like my thing. I love the cover but I didn’t really want to read about a boy with a stuttering problem when he see’s girls. I thought the idea was over-done.
Carter Finally Gets It took be about 2 days to read. I liked it way more than I thought I was going to. At times I was like “Did I just read what I think I read?” whereas at other point in the book I was a total mushy girl. This book will probably be offensive to many, but I personally loved it. It is a good example of adolescence and that stage of life.


FTC- I got this book from the library.


5 comments:

Michelle said...

I've always wanted to pick this one up. It sounds like I'd really enjoy it. Thanks for your review! :D

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