Alright There are a ton of problems I have with this book but I have to admit I did think this book was hilarious.Okay I m a girl I get that this book isn t exactly fo me, but it was the first book I saw in the library on the shelf of summer reading so I just picked it up When I got home I read the back and was MORTIFIED How can the teachers let such a messed up book like this onto the reading list What creepers will read this and get ideas These thoughts and many acompanied me throughout the perverted mind of Carter I don t think that starting the book off at the pool with the lifeguard s boobs about to burst through her bathingsuit and all the guys at he pool thanking God for their existence is the way I like to kick off my journey with Carter and his first year of highschool And believe me, that wasn t the only thing he had to say He judges people by their butts and how big their chest is which is pretty gross Also, when he goes on that date with Abby, I m not a specialist or anything, but I severly doubt that could happen in a crowded movie Another thing, all highschool parties don t end in 14 year olds driving trucks, your unconscious sister rolling around in the back of that truck, running over your mailbox and bushes, demolishing your neighbors fence, being chased by the cops, the cop car swerving off the road and falling into a ditch, the back of your friend s pants ripping off and his butt cheeks hanging out, being arrested and running away handcuffed, your friend who s butt is hanging out of his pants and you being handcuffed then getting into a fight on the sidewalk, being chased by a rabid Pitbull, driving on the wrong side of the road, and all your friends ending up drunk Guess what Your dad is okay with it Although this book featured many perverted guys and many slutty girls, it was wicked funny The comedy that is used isn t clean , I have to admit that it was, as I would say, a knee slapper The thought process of Carter is just so comical that I have no choice but to laugh out loud My favorite laugh was the part before Scarry Terry Moss and Carter get into the fight I m looking at my left arm to see what s written on my wrist about science class I took a shower this morning and I cant tell is it says quiz or pizza when who should pop out of the Behavioral Dissorders classroom like a crazy rabit out of it s cage None other than Scarry Terry Moss And guess who runs right into him BAM I drop my health book and slowly look up into his crazy eyes What the hell muthaf cka he screeches.This is not good S S Sor Sar I stammer The word sorry will just not come out But guess what does fly out of my death wish mouth You stole my bike, you A HOLE A very funny book that I m sure the majority of boys would enjoy reading, plus girls too While the book is great and I would love to recommend it to teens at my library I doubt that I will Mostly because of parents, I think most in my area would freak out at the idea of this book in their kids hands Because as we all know, boys don t think about boobs, porn, asses, sex, and all that other stuff Also, it made me want to watch Guys and Dolls. 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 He Has A Stuttering Problem, Particularly Around Boobs And Belly Buttons He Battles Attention Deficit Disorder Every Minute Of Every Day Unless He Gets Distracted He S A Virgin, Mostly Because He S No Good At Talking To Girls See Number He S About To Start High School He S Totally Not ReadyJoin 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 What grabs me most about this book is Crawford s rendering of Carter s adolescent, ADD voice From the first page, I knew this character In this way, it surpasses Don Calame s Swim the Fly, although there are striking similarities in tone and plot between the two And unlike several other teen comedies, Carter isn t a loser he s actually fairly popular Some of the convenient tropes are a little predictable the sassy older sister, the befuddled parents, the thuggish bully, the out of control parties but they never feel stale Several other reviewers have faulted Carter for being such an unrelenting horn dog, but I believe many readers will recognize this facet of teenage boyhood.Is there some underage drinking Yep Some obsession with woman boobs Yes Some OK, lots of absurdly flawed decision making Yes But I think readers, especially boys, will laugh a lot at this story that has its heart in the right place. Recommended Ages grades 8 10 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 dayunless 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 product descriptionThis book was hilarious I couldn t put it down and couldn t stop laughing It was a bit of a culture shock to realize that yes, this is how 14 year old boys think. Carter is a funny, endearing, likeable guy think of Joey Pigza ADD big time as a 9th grader whose hormones have gone wild We get to live in the head of a freshman boy whose main goal is to have sex, but he has to survive football practice, razzing by his friends, belly flopping at the community pool, lots of parties, being caught by the police, and the intricacies of not making all girls hate him Very humorous and self deprecating, you ll love Carter Big disclaimer, though the reason this didn t score a 4 or even a 5 was the offensive language I don t mean swearing, I mean the prolific use of gay , faggot , and retard as the banter between Carter and his friends I know that some teens talk to each other this way, but we work extremely hard to de normalize this kind of hateful language, and author Crawford could have done without it As a result, I ll have to be careful when I recommend this book to students One of the saving graces is that Carter learns to get in touch with his creative side and auditions for the school play, even though he knows he will be ridiculed by his friends and teammates I m looking forward to the sequel, Carter s Big Break , because in spite of the language and his relentless thoughts of girls, he s a really fun character. Carter is a freshmen in high school with a few things on his mind girls and how to fit in A year in the life of a 14 year old, the book is sexual, full of bathroom humor and embarrassing moments, and occasionally funny More often than not, though, I was just sort of disturbed by the objectification of women, the stereotypes mean girls, drunk jocks, weird theater kids, etc , and his stupidity are teenage boys really that dumb Carter s character is sort of endearing and thankfully by the end seems to actually learn something, but I didn t always believe his voice, which sounded a little like the author was trying too hard to capture the teenage boy s inner monologue. 4.5 stars Awesome, hilarious, insightful, poignant, and entertaining exploration of the mind of a teenage boy with ADD who is trying to survive his freshman year of high school. WHAT IS IT ABOUT Brent Crawford s hilarious young adult novel Carter Finally Gets It, the first book in the Carter Finally Gets It series, welcomes the reader inside the head of Will Carter, a fourteen year old boy with attention deficit disorder ADD Carter is about to start his freshman year at high school and he is totally not ready But who can blame him Life is not easy when you are constantly distracted by hot chicks who make you stutter, bullies, peer pressure, expectations, alcohol, your hormones and ADD Carter Finally Gets It is a highly entertaining high school comedy full of lewd humor, underage drinking, illicit fantasizing, and very bad decision making THUMBS UP 1 Laugh out loud hilarious.This book is truly funny Yes, some of the humor is inappropriate, some of it might even be offensive, and almost all of it is quite silly nevertheless, Carter Finally Gets It will get out of you at least a chuckle but most likely a non stop guffaw.2 Convincing portrayal of a mind with ADD.I don t have any experience with the disorder myself, but if I imagined what happens in the head of a teenage boy with ADD, it would be something similar to Carter s train of thought impulsive, random and crowded with distractions and day dreaming.3 Fast and light read. Carter Finally Gets It has a nice flow, short chapters and tons of action thus it is a very quick read with a single purpose to entertain.COULD BE BETTER 1 Not very realistic I hope.Since this book is a comedy, some of it seems quite exaggerated Though I do understand that teenagers are at times impulsive, reckless, irresponsible, aggressive, indecisive, mean, adventurous and, above all, horny, not ALL are like that and not ALL the time I also believe that if they are like that, most of the parents would not be totally OK with it and would do something about it And finally, I simply refuse to believe that quite a few girls in the same high school by the age of 14 can already have a reputation as village bicycles and are eager to seal the deal with random guys in the backyard bushes during a high school party.2 Not much than a funny brainless read.This book is a great entertainment but not much else The characters are rather one dimensional except for Carter, maybe and thus are not very relatable The plot is action packed but not very thought provoking There is not much to take away from this book either there is some kind of message at the end, but it is not very unique and rather underdeveloped.VERDICT 3 out of 5 Carter Finally Gets It is a guffaw inspiring and action packed high school comedy, which is entertaining, fast and light but not much else. End the R Word Day 2012 Being inside the head of a fourteen year old boy is scary This book was incredibly real, very entertaining, and laugh out loud funny It is a book with five star potential, but alas, I could only give it two I m about to get preachyCarter Finally Gets It was a good book for so many reasons and I did truly enjoy reading But, the author chose to use the word retard excessively The author even goes so far as to talk about students in special education as if they are a stupid sub sect of people that are the lowest of the low I know that the author probably chose this voice for his character in order to reflect how a fourteen year old boy would view students with special needs Unfortunately, I found it appalling and sickening every time Carter said that word or referred to students with special needs in a derogatory nature I am the mother of a child with special needs and I fight everyday for my daughter s acceptance in this world It s books like this that make light of R Word , when in reality, it is hurtful and just plain mean and doesn t need to be said I am also a teacher I teach thirteen and fourteen year olds just like Carter As a role model and someone who is trying desperately to educate the next generation of leaders I want to instill a better sense of values into their lives I do not allow my students to use that word in reference to anything, because it will 99% of the time have some sort of negative or derogatory comment following it People use it only to be hurtful and to make fun of those with special needs, like it s a joke to be different Well, news flash WE RE ALL DIFFERENT As a society, we should be trying to better ourselves I m against the use of any words that negatively portray any group of people So, the book, Carter Finally Gets It gets two stars I kept waiting for Carter to get it, but he never did Hopefully, those of you that read this review will get it and choose your words carefully