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Carter Finally Gets It
Start date
April 19, 2011
Finish date
May 17, 2011
Carter Finally Gets It
Why we're reading this
Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois' High School Readers' Choice Award nominee 2012

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What did you think of Carter Finally Gets It?
By Lynn · 3 posts · 5 views
last updated May 12, 2011 01:35PM

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Amelia Thomas
This book is HILARIOUS!!! I am listening to it on CD, though, and I think the guy reading the book is adding a lot to it. He has just the right emphasis, and he does really well with all the voices. I can't wait until Carter finally gets it! haha

I started listening to this book on a trip with my husband, and I kept asking "Is that true? Do teenage boys really think like that?", and all he could do was smile and say "sup".

I was bit shocked at some of the language, but that may have been because I
I actually listened to this title. In the course of listening to the book it caused the characters to become more real. It is edgy and not a title I would normally pick up. I found myself liking it by the end. Some of the situations described especially the tool shed incident were a bit out there. But overall the book was well presented in this audio version and made me laugh.
HILARIOUS!! Never having been a teenage boy myself, I kept asking my husband..."Is this true?" (we listened to it together on a long car trip). Constantly laughing out loud, I really felt for the girls in this book, too. I would definitely recommend this to both teen boys and teen girls (freshmen and up, I believe) so they can get a glimpse of how things really are :) Too funny!!!
Sep 23, 2014 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: freshman/8th grade boy reluctant readers
Shelves: teen, novel, boy-book, carter
14-year-old Will Carter is overwhelmed by high school. Girls have amazing distracting bodies. Sports are way harder than in the past. And it's majorly important that his friends think he's cool, so he won't mention the acting class that he loves.

Carter's a jerk, and sometimes awfully self absorbed, but not all that unusual for a 14-year-old boy. High school's tough for a kid with ADD, and Carter's generally trying to do the right thing, but it's hard to figure out how to fit in with your jock fr
Good book! I was a bit put off at first by the first few chapters - then I really got into it and couldn't put it down!
Katie Hauser
Feb 07, 2012 Katie Hauser marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2011 Ellen marked it as to-read