Oh Carter, wants so badly to be ready for high school, and especially for high school girls. He's a virgin -- bummer! -- and he desperately wants to be able to at least speak to girls without stuttering, without tripping over his own feet, and without getting so distracted by their bodies (or a fly on the wall). Beginning a few weeks before his starting as a high school freshman and following him through the first year, Carter struggles to figure out how to be a successful high school man. Instead, he provides the reader with a string of hysterical situations including his first date, Taco Bell, ripped pants, X-rated video tapes, first kisses, and theater productions. Boys and girls -- those who have experienced high school and those approaching "the best years of their lives" with anticipation -- will find Carter, EJ, Abby, and Amber's antics hilarious, over and over again. As an added bonus, the audio version of this title presents one of the greatest voices in teen literature.
Recommended to every single high school reader that can get their hands on a copy of this title in print, on CD, on Playaway, or through downloadable audio. Just get this story in your head.
Call number: YA CRAWFORD (Teen Room)
Reviewed by kate the librarian