Contemporary Literature

Carter's Unfocused One-Track Mind (Carter Finally Gets It, by Brent Crawford

By Brent Crawford

After an eventful freshman 12 months and disastrous summer season, fifteen-year-old Will Carter returns to Merrian excessive none the wiser. His sophomore 12 months will current a bunch of recent difficulties: the go back of frightening Terry from juvie, the pregnant presence of Amber Lee, friends-with-benefits negotiations with Abby, promenade evening expectancies, and the ever-constant harassment from his boys. whilst Abby proclaims that she will be moving to a brand new York arts university, Carter's international is grew to become the wrong way up and he'll be pressured to make the most important determination of his lifestyles. In his signature voice, writer Brent Crawford info younger Will Carter's highschool struggles, this time concentrating on Carter's discovery of his real ardour and the sacrifices he'll want to make.

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I need to find Noah! ” “Shhh . . shhh. It’s okay, Nate. I’m here with you. Noah isn’t here, but I am. Come back and cuddle with me. ” Nate looked uncertain. Unwilling. Hesitantly, he crawled back into my arms, and I noticed his breathing was quick and rapid. My own pulse matched his as my worry escalated. “It’s okay, sweetie. Close your eyes and think happy thoughts. Like . . hot chocolate on a snowy day. With marshmallows. You love that, right? Or a puppy’s wet little nose? One who likes to kiss you hello.

Except for my headache that is pounding in my brain. The policemen leave. The doctor asks to speak to Daddy outside. ” Daddy asks me. I shrug my shoulders. I will be okay if Daddy goes. It doesn’t matter. Because I feel like I am alone whether Daddy is with me or not. 43 10 Ashley The night of Nate’s hospital visit, I made sure that I was home in time for dinner. I had called Pete to let him know that I would pick up Swiss Chalet, Nate’s favourite, on my way home. I doled out the chicken and ribs.

I slam into the door. But I’m not fast enough. Dad grabs me. He picks me up. He is holding me too tight. My arms feel all tingly. It’s weird. I’m so scared. “No, no, no . ” I scream. I need to get away. I punch Daddy. I don’t want to. I love Daddy. But I punch him. I need to go outside. “No Daddy . . no, no, nooo! ” 41 My dad holds tighter. I kick hard. As hard as I can. Daddy calls for help. He yells so loud it hurts my ears. Two doctors rush over. ” one asks. “I don’t know,” Daddy answers. ” I’m more scared now that the doctors are asking questions.

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