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Chunky Abby Isn't Chunky Any More

The transition from middle school to high school is difficult in the best of circumstances.  When youve got ADD, its even worse.  Will Carter doesnt have it easy.  His mind wanders and when it does focus, it focuses mostly on girls. 


The summer between middle school and high school has some surprises in store for Carter.  The first surprise is that Abby, who was a tad chunky in middle school, has matured and looks great, with curves in all the right places.  The second surprise is that she likes Carter.  He may not die a virgin!!!!


But Carter is far from a pro at the whole girl thing.  Tips from his sister, Lynn, on how to approach a girl helped him lasso Abby (not that she needed much lassoing).  However, keeping Abby is another story.  Seconds after declaring his love for her, he is manipulated into asking the coolest girl in the school, Amber Lee, to the homecoming dance.  Hes oblivious to the fact that she merely needs a ride to the dance and her father thinks hes cute. 


Carter tries a multitude of things to get the girl.  Football, swimming, parties, etc.  And he screws up at every turn, but somehow, he comes out better than he was at the beginning.  Finally, he does find his calling and peer pressure wont deter him.


Carter Finally Gets It is Brent Crawfords debut novel and it is laugh out loud funny.  He has populated it with a cadre of Carters friends (EJ, Bag, Doc, J-Lo, Hormone) who add color to Carters already colorful escapades.  The high schools senior brutes like Scary Terry and Brock are a hoot and Carter cant understand what Lynn sees in Brock.  Carter just likes his truck.  Abbys girls (Amber Lee, Bitchy Nicky) are a force to be reckoned with.  They stick up for each other&when theyre not stabbing each other in the back.


Anyone who went through puberty will relate to someone in Carter Finally Gets It.  It is the perfect summertime read.  So, Get It.

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