Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind (Carter Novel, A)

By Brent Crawford

After an eventful freshman yr and a disastrous summer season, fifteen-year-old Will Carter returns to Merrian excessive none the wiser. The yr begins beautiful generally. he is again at the soccer box (the bench sector of the field). He and his boys begin a struggle membership to guard themselves opposed to frightening Terry Moss, who's out of juvie and searching Carter. And he is going to homecoming back with Amber Lee. the good news: she's fairly into him this 12 months. The undesirable information: she's all types of pregnant (not together with his child, yet that most likely is going with no saying).

When his on-again/off-again female friend, Abby, is accredited to the recent York Drama college, Carter's global is thrown upside-down. She desires him to use to the varsity, too. He is aware it'd be striking, and he is beautiful certain Abby could allow him see her bare in long island. yet what approximately his boys? And together with his sister headed to school, can his mom and dad live to tell the tale with out him? Plus, the applying is really long.

It will take loads of soul-searching (and in-school suspensions) for Carter to make his selection. meanwhile, there are many periods to be overdue to, events to prevent, and police officers to run from.

The laughs and stable occasions proceed in Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind, the 3rd ebook within the Carter series.

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