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 12 months begins lovely usually. he is again at the soccer box (the bench quarter of the field). He and his boys commence a struggle membership to guard themselves opposed to frightening Terry Moss, who's out of juvie and looking Carter. And he is going to homecoming back with Amber Lee. the excellent news: she's relatively into him this yr. The undesirable information: she's all types of pregnant (not along with his child, yet that most likely is going with no saying).

When his on-again/off-again female friend, Abby, is authorised to the hot York Drama institution, Carter's global is thrown upside-down. She wishes him to use to the college, too. He understands it might be extraordinary, and he is lovely certain Abby could allow him see her bare in manhattan. yet what approximately his boys? And together with his sister headed to varsity, 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 determination. meanwhile, there are many sessions to be past due to, events to prevent, and police officers to run from.

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

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Play on, playa. ” I supply a fist bump. “I’m going to get him a few Rogaine and make him put on a fedora to the dance,” he says. I move my hands, and he asks, “Why are you giving me that glance? ” “What glance? ” “You glance similar to your sister! ” he replies. “Do I? Sorry, i used to be simply understanding that boyfriends are dicks even if they’re with one other dude. Jeremy, the man is clearly insecure. simply purchase him a hat that you simply imagine is cool, provide it to him as a present, after which he can both determine it out or no longer. yet don’t purchase him Rogaine. That’s like telling a lady to visit the gymnasium. ” Now he’s the single creating a face, so I ask, “You informed him he should still determine, didn’t you? ” “I desired to make it like a date, yet he did look a bit upset,” Jeremy replies. I shake my head in disappointment…just like my sister could. “I gotta pass. I’ll see you at 3 o’clock at EJ’s apartment for struggle membership and I’ll inform you whilst I check with Amber. ” He does a candy leaping spin kick as he will get again to his practice session and sings, “‘They saaay it by no means rains, in Caaamelooot!!! ’” As I jog out of the auditorium I say, “Congratulations, you simply made karate homosexual! ” i'm going to most likely pay for that at struggle membership. even supposing I’ve been in class for greater than 4 hours, I’m nonetheless going to be overdue to soccer perform! anywhere else, they’d be like, “Ten mins? That’s no longer overdue! Who cares? ” yet soccer coaches are insane. They blow a gasket when you make the tiniest mistake, and they’re continually yelling, “Every moment counts! ” yet that’s type of ridiculous. You’re a grown guy who wears cleats to paintings. absolutely a while used to be wasted, and some errors have been made alongside your path…because right here you're on a Saturday morning…not out in your yacht together with your twiglet spouse! I swear the coaches wouldn’t care if I robbed a financial institution on my manner, so long as i used to be at the box and in my pads at 10:29 a. m. yet for the reason that I can’t make it till 10:41 a. m. , I’m the Antichrist. I’ll need to perform a little extra-heinous routines after perform. i'd puke. it's going to suck needless to say, yet at the vibrant part, I’m getting into a few suggest combating form! struggle membership is going up approximately twenty notches with Jeremy’s support. We get well, quick…because he hits you for those who overlook a lesson! We name it “reverse homosexual bashing,” yet he says that’s how martial arts are taught. His instructor is an old-school Korean dude, so that’s how he discovered it. i suppose Jeremy’s dad enrolled him in Tae Kwon Do while he was once 9 simply because he began to suspect that Jeremy’s effeminate part wasn’t a section. He says his dad is cool with him being homosexual, yet he knew that there have been lots of a-holes on the planet who weren’t, so he hooked him up with a gi (karate gown) and the talents to bitch-slap homophobic d-bags. before everything Jeremy simply loved the dance exercises referred to as “forms,” yet then he built a flavor for blood. He can holiday forums together with his fist and pressure-point you to the floor when you lip off. He nonetheless trains two times every week, and he fights in tournaments. He says it is helping him bounce fairly excessive and retains him great versatile for dance.

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