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Friday, September 20, 2013

Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind by Brent Crawford

Reviewed By: A.T.
Meet Will Carter, a sophomore at Merrian High. If you've read the other books in the series, then you know that Carter has ADD, loves drama, football, girls, and hanging out with his boys. It also happens that he loves his on again/off again girlfriend Abby, too, but despite that she likes him too, they can't quite seem to get their act together when it comes to the romance department. However, when it comes to musicals and plays, these kids know whats up! I know, I know...this doesn't sound too exciting, but trust me. Not only is the book hilarious, but I think the author does a great job of really getting into a high school boy's head and letting the other half of the population in on a big secret: boys are just as terrified as girls, especially at that age! Carter has some great but misguided friends, and an even better wise older sister who helps him navigate the twisted tunnels of a teenage girl's heart. Will Carter and Abby finally figure out what his sister seems to have known all along, before Abby moves on to better things at the New York Drama School? Will Carter finally be able to settle his beef with Scary Terry Moss? Please please please read this book to find out! You won't be disappointed!
Why I Picked it Up: So this is the third book in the Carter series, and if I haven't read them yet, you should! They follow the life Will Carter, a high school boy who is just trying to figure out girls, life, and everything else that gets thrown on his plate. While the first book in the series starts with the summer before Carter's freshman year of high school, this third book covers his Sophomore year (the second book covers the summer between freshman and sophomore year).
Why I Finished It: There was no way I wasn't going to finish this book! It's too funny, too well written, and too hard not to care about what happens to Carter!
I’d Give this Book To: EVERYONE! Not just boys, but girls too. This book is laugh out loud hilarious, and I am not kidding!

**Librarian Side Note** If you get a chance, I highly recommend the audio book. The guy who reads it has perfect comedic timing, and you really get into the book and Carter's life when you listen to it.

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