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Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind (Carter Finally Gets It #3)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  385 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
After an eventful freshman year and disastrous summer, fifteen-year-old Will Carter returns to Merrian High none the wiser. His sophomore year will present a host of new problems: the return of Scary Terry from juvie, the pregnant presence of Amber Lee, friends-with-benefits negotiations with Abby, prom night expectations, and the ever-constant harassment from his boys. Wh ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion (first published June 7th 2011)
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Sarah Billington
Sep 06, 2012 Sarah Billington rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of these books, I love Brent's writing style. Can't wait for it's release!

He did it again. I laughed out loud a whole bunch of times and had to share some passages with friends (who couldn't have cared less but also laughed because the passages were funny), as well as identifying with Carter, as Brent Crawford weaves in some fabulous insights, some universal truths that you often feel are unique to you but are in fact shared by everybody. Did that make sense?

I don't care.

I love s
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Terry
Sep 16, 2012 Terry rated it liked it
A fine conclusion to an enjoyable trilogy. This one spans Carter's sophomore year, including more shenanigans with his boyz, foolish exploits aplenty, and confusion that befits his ADD. I thought the second installment fell short of the original book, taking a turn away from reality and entertaining too much Hollywood, but this seems to return to the voice that made Carter Finally Gets It such a success. Curiously, I thought the action wasn't as prominent, but there was more character developmen ...more
Brandy
You know what? I really, really loved this one. Carter is a fantastic character, very real and true and he's really grown up and matured through the series. I love him.

And I don't know why Nick Podehl won't narrate my life, dammit.
Denise Monegato
Nov 05, 2012 Denise Monegato rated it it was amazing
Laughed til I cried! Which goes to show I've got the emo of a 15 year-old horny teenage boy up to no good
Sonya Kaye
Aug 14, 2012 Sonya Kaye rated it it was amazing
I think that this book was the funniest of all the Carter books! I have never laughed so hard in my life!
Tammi Drevers
Aug 14, 2012 Tammi Drevers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, teen
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Brent Crawford. He is so damn funny and inappropriate.
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Not that much fun like the previous books. So so.
Jennifer
I was a little disappointed by this finish to the trilogy - the first one just set the bar so high, it was hard to match. Nick Podehl was awesome narrating as always though.
Nicole Edwards
Apr 16, 2015 Nicole Edwards rated it really liked it
I really love some things about this series:

Carter's voice is so real. He's an average teenage boy who thinks about normal things in normal teenage boy ways. I say "normal teenage boy" ways because he absolutely thinks like a boy. Not a girl. Some reviewers (women) complained about how crass and gross and inappropriate some of the stuff in this book was, to which I reply, "It's about a teenage boy. Have you never met a teenage boy?" So, to be clear, there are a lot of references to sex and fight
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Gabriel Shaver
Brent Crawford: He released his first Young Adult book “Carter Finally Gets It” in 2009, released “Carter’s Big Break” in 2010, And “Carter’s Unfocused One-Track Mind” released in 2012. He was born in Kansas, but moved to LA and then New York to go into an acting career.
A lot of Romance books were released in 2012, as this book has some romantic assets to it. Although this book is more humorous than most of the other books released that year.
The setting is only described as Merrian High School,
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Kelby
Dec 11, 2014 Kelby rated it it was amazing
This book was a great way to end the trilogy in my opinion. Overall a wonderful book, and there was no loose ends. The author completely ended the story.
My opinion of this book are the exact same as the others. Funny and entertaining. I would recommend not just this book, out the whole trilogy in particular. It think that they would enjoy it just as much as I did.
There was more to the book than just the worlds themselves. The book showed that you should be yourself, and to not care what othe
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XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL
Jul 31, 2013 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like this series.
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: Public library, Goodreads.com
Shelves: library-books
Ok, I first have to admit that I didn't realize this was the third book in a series, until I got home because I'm always at a rush at the library. But that didn't confuse me while I was reading because it explained the big events from the first two books. So anyway, I kinda have mixed feelings about it. The plot was very funny and at time I really liked how Carter and his friends joked around at times. But at other times, it kinda annoyed me by the way they acted. Next, the characters were all f ...more
Purelyamuse
I love this series! I've been trying to find similar books, and I can't. No one gets that fine line of joking round like real, crass boys (and not grossing out your reader) like Brent Crawford. He is a master at this genre, and I hope he writes more.

Carter and his friends are at it again--being stupid, doing stupid things, saying stupid things. And I love them all. I love that every time Carter's in trouble with the cops he hands over his friends name. I love that every time he's with Abby he's
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Superadam64
Dec 18, 2012 Superadam64 rated it it was amazing
This book is obviously the third book in the Carter series. While it still wasnt as good as the first one, I can honestly say it was a Great book!! This book is definately for any teenage guy who loves a funny book or for anyone who loves stupid teenage dude humor, just as the other two are. This book was good, but some things didn't quite make sense, like how the author hardly metioned qnything about the movie Carter was in. I do love the way Brent Crawford wirtes, making it sound like an actua ...more
Margaret
Jan 07, 2014 Margaret rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, funny
Not as fantastic as the first book, but more realistic than the second. Carter is still funny and smart and easily distracted, and Nick the narrator still does a fabulous job reading it, but Carter's life is not the potential disaster that it was in the first book, which reduces the hilarity somewhat. I appreciate the Carter books especially because, unlike many YA books the scenario seems real. He has parents and a sister who are supportive and affectionate - not something you find in many YA b ...more
Tammy Cordeiro (devadasi7)
Apr 06, 2015 Tammy Cordeiro (devadasi7) rated it it was amazing
This one was my favorite yet! I went in to this trilogy because I felt like I needed to have more books that I could personally recommend to boys, but it would recommend these books to everyone......except for people who are uptight and easily offended. I wouldn't recommend these books to those people.

I have laughed so hard reading all these books that I had to stop reading because my stomach was aching. I told my sister random funny scenes from all the novels. The only bad thing about this book
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Alaina Sloo
Book 3 in the terrific Carter series for older middle school and high school readers. Not as good -- not as true -- as the first two books, but fans of the series will want to read it. This is a series to read in order, though, so read the other books first. Carter Finally Gets ItCarter's Big Break
Mr.T thelibrarian
Mar 20, 2013 Mr.T thelibrarian rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Carter series... and it might just be the best! Carter and his friends are still immature, raunchy, and hilarious. But Carter has actually grown up -- just a little bit -- since his misadventures in the first book, and he's just self-aware enough to make him the charming, sensible one in his group (although in his crowd, that's still not saying much!). This book was as cringe-worthy and funny as the other two, but a little bit touching as well, without being too dor ...more
Mari - loves to read
Jul 28, 2016 Mari - loves to read rated it really liked it
To think this might be the last book about Carter actually makes me want to cry. I adore him as a character, he is so likable. Sure he has all these hormones raging inside, and he is a stereotypical teenage boy at times. Or well, he is just like a lot of the teenage boys I once spent time with, being the only girl in the gang for some time makes them forget that you aren't really one of the boys ;) Carter is at heart a geniunly nice guy who has done some serious growing up through these three bo ...more
Debby
Mar 20, 2014 Debby rated it it was ok
It was pretty funny, but I did not realize that this was the 3rd book in a series. I didn't really care since I got this for free!! Carter a typical teenager, focused on one girl, and um, yeah, doing things that teens shouldn't be doing. I enjoyed the funny parts, but overall, not highly recommended. I was happy that he found his true self at the end but the misadventures he meets along the way are very inappropriate. Of course, he's a teen, so he's still learning. Thankful that I have a daughte ...more
Brenda Kahn
May 09, 2015 Brenda Kahn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carter and his boys are back. Abby is getting ready to leave for drama school in New York and wants Carter to consider applying. Sophomore year is a real roller coaster for Carter. Nick Podehl delivers another brilliant performance as the endearingly foul Will Carter. This trilogy ends quite nicely but I vote for an installment with Carter, Abby and Ms. McDougal in NY. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments. Lots of crude, politically incorrect jokes. But this trilogy is so boy. Girls will enjoy this gl ...more
Kate
Loved this book even more than the second one...possibly more than the first! I liked Carter's Big Break but it wasn't as realistic as Carter Finally Gets It and Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind is completely relatable. I loved every bit of it! I also highly recommend the audiobook version; Nick Podehl is Carter, body and soul. Love it!

P.S. I am very concerned that guys were thinking about getting laid this much when I was in high school...they hid it remarkably well...or I was totally oblivi
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Kirsten
Nov 02, 2012 Kirsten rated it liked it
Carter and his friends are still a whole lot of fun. Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, especially while listening to the audio version.
I just wish that narrators would do their homework: Nick Podehl, while doing a fabulous job voicing the teenaged characters, sang the wrong tunes to both Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" and Lerner & Loewe's "If Ever I Would Leave You." How hard is it to sing the songs the right way? It can't be harder than making up a melody to an extant song. Is it a copyright
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Adream adream
Jan 26, 2013 Adream adream rated it it was amazing
These books make me laugh out loud. A lot! I always love BPOV. These are actually written by a guy, which is awesome. There is nothing forced about Carter. He is just...everything you want a teenage boy to be basically. There's no doubt about what he's thinking, ever. His ADD is absolutely hilarious. I love the way they're written. I love the heart of this character. I want so badly to be a 15 year old girl again just so I can find a guy like him and help him out! :D I truly, truly hope there ar ...more
Brianne
Dec 01, 2012 Brianne rated it it was amazing
This series is got to be the best I've ever read. They are so funny ..like there was something to laugh about on every page funny. Whether it was something dumb that he did or just something funny he said and I enjoyed all the stupid but entertaining things Carter did with his friends. It's also great to read something in a guy’s perspective too, normally I have a hard time finding good books written by guys that don't make the guys sound like total jerks or make the girls sound too dramatic. Ho ...more
Sarah
Sep 23, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, novel, boy-book
I've really enjoyed watching Carter grow up through this series. In this third book we follow Carter through his sophomore year. He's still in football, swimming, and drama, and his friends still lack some major people skills, but now he's got his drama department friends too, and when the possibility of an elite drama school in New York is offered, Carter finds himself able to focus like he's never been able to before.
Carolyn
Jul 23, 2013 Carolyn rated it really liked it
I really like Carter and this series is great. Nevermind that I am twice as old as, and the wrong gender for, the target audience. While this series doesn't need more books to be great, I would still like more. Everything came to a satisfying conclusion in book 3, but the characters are just so awesome! You would probably enjoy this, if you liked the Swim the Fly series, though these are a bit more mature by book 3. Teenage boys are funny
Lisa
Mar 24, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
Carter’s girlfriend has been offered a scholarship to an art school in NYC, Scary Terry is out of Juvie and wants revenge and Carter can’t get his mind off sex. Book 3 in the Carter series has everything I like about teen books: Drama, sports, love, school, friends and everything I hate: teen alcohol use, excessive language issues, sexual references. I cannot recommend this book for a school library, too many mature issues, but it would be fine in the "edgy" section of the Public Library.
Newport Librarians
Feb 13, 2013 Newport Librarians rated it really liked it
Shelves: ms-becky, ya-fiction
Carter provides a unique, and probably more honest than I'd like to believe, viewpoint of the high school male mentality. I like seeing that he has grown some: a mature relationship with Abbey and Amber Lee, applying himself some in school and the like. I also like that Crawford hasn't "grown him up" entirely over the course of one year. He still says bonehead things to the girls and is a total jeuvinile delinquent with his friends. Go Carter! Go Crawford!
Samantha Boyette
Aug 29, 2013 Samantha Boyette rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
And we're back to the Carter I know and love. I mean, honestly, this guy cracks me up. He gets in ridiculous situations but I love every minute of it. Some people have reviewed these negatively saying they are basically wish fulfillment reading for teen boys, but so what? I would argue that many if not most books are wish fulfillment books. That's kinda the point of reading sometimes.

Really can't wait for the next one!
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