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

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Amelia Thomas
Apr 28, 2011 Amelia Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 02, 2011 Amelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!
May 02, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: freshman/8th grade boy reluctant readers
Shelves: ya, novel, boy-book
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
May 20, 2011 Beth rated it really liked it
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!
May 27, 2009 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen, humor
Before reading this book, I never really understood the whole phenomenon of Lust-Induced Brain Freeze (a la Dave Barry). Now I do. The book is about how this kid deals with it through a tumultuous freshman year in high school. It's hilarious, especially at the beginning. I laughed out loud a lot.
May 19, 2011 Lisa rated it it was ok
Katie Hauser
Feb 07, 2012 Katie Hauser marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2011 Lynn rated it really liked it
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