Carter Finally Gets It

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Carter Finally Gets It
Author Brent Crawford
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young adult novel
Publisher Hyperion Books
Publication date
April 7, 2009
Media type Print
Pages 300
ISBN 1-4231-1246-6
OCLC 244065119
Followed by Carter's Big Break

Carter Finally Gets It is a 2009 young adult novel by Brent Crawford. The novel follows the misadventures of William Carter, who suffers from ADD as he enters his first year of high school. He must face bullies, rejection, and going to the same school as his sister. It won't be easy, especially when his friends start having more fun than him. But he makes it through eventually.


Critics gave generally positive reviews to the Crawford's first novel. The School Library Journal said "Crawford's debut is hysterical from start to finish."[1] While Booklist commented "[Crawford’s] stream-of-consciousness, first-person narrative flails around in an excellent imitation of a freshman, complete with volume changes, dumb jokes, and sudden flashes of elation and despair. Occasionally poignant and frequently hilarious."[2]


  1. ^ Terri Clark (1 March 2009). "Grades 8 & Up". School Library Journal. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Daniel Kraus (15 March 2009). "untitled review". Booklist. Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009.