Carlos Is Gonna Get It

Carlos Is Gonna Get It

by Kevin Emerson
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Carlos is Gonna Get It 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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A_Goetz More than 1 year ago
1)This book brilliantly captures the trials of being stuck in junior high. 2)It tackles the internal drama of what you believe is right vs what you think you need to do to fit in. 3)Tricia and her internal conflict as she wanders the grounds between friendship, peer-pressure and "understanding" the weird guy 4)Aliens! 5)Messes in the science room 6)Bathtubs! 7)Overnight Field trip
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had that voice in the back of your head telling you not to do something...that it wasn't a good idea and only trouble could come of following through with the act?

Well, Trina has that voice -- or guilt demon.

Carlos is a small and annoying boy in class who always acts out to get attention but never gets in trouble. One day, Trina's friends decide that they're going to pull the ultimate prank on Carlos on an upcoming overnight trip. Trina goes along for the ride, but she quickly discovers that the guilt demon and her budding friendship with Carlos could get in the way of the prank.

This entertaining yet serious book follows a young girl as she battles internally between right and wrong. Trina must decide whether to go through with the prank -- to succumb to her friends and peer pressure -- or to back down and help Carlos, a boy who is desperately in need of a friend.

Emerson writes an interesting story that gets readers to feel for this alienated boy (Carlos) and the troubled protagonist and narrator (Trina). He shows the reality of cause and effect -- of the consequences of one's actions. He also shows through this moving story that missed chances are a person's greatest regret.