Friday, July 26, 2013

Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford

Title: Carter Finally Gets It

Author: Brent Crawford

Published: Disney-Hyperion, 2009

Pages: 300

Series: Book 1, Carter Finally Gets It

Summary: 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.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: I feel like I’ve been reading so many heavy novels lately that I felt like I needed to read something more light and funny.  Carter Finally Gets It has been one that was recommended to me so I was really happy that audiobook sync had it as a free download.

This book is reminiscent of Youth in Revolt by C. D. Payne it just isn’t as hilarious but it does have a lot of humorous elements to it.  Carter has the WORST luck when it comes to everything and so he ends up in these hilarious situations.  I couldn’t help but laugh each chapter that something went wrong for him.

I did find myself laughing every couple of chapters; there are some very memorable chapters which were really funny.  I think that the movie chapter was pretty hilarious.

I found Carter to be an interesting character.  It’s always nice to read a book from a male perspective.  The supporting characters were alright, I thought Carter’s sister Lynn was pretty funny.

I really enjoyed reading Carter Finally Gets It and I am curious about the next book in the series so I think that once I get my reading pile under control I’ll probably pick up the sequel to read through.

Source: Audiobook Sync

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