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#6736190 in Books 2011-10-12Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.60 x 1.00 x 5.70l, 1.00 #File Name: 1937054055248 pages | File size: 41.Mb M. Scott Carter : Stealing Kevin's Heart before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Stealing Kevin's Heart: 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Touching story, wonderfully writtenBy S. GrayMy favourite part about the book is simply how M. Scott Carter wrote it; meaning, it really feels like you're reading Alex's thoughts. I feel as if he gave the story orally, Carter's writing would be exactly like Alex would literally say it. I love that style of writing personally, so I really appreciated that. Plus, Alex was a weird, funny dude...I enjoyed his personality. A lot,
and how that related to everyone else. I seriously did cry or tear up a good amount of times, so I think Mr. Carter did a great job of getting the emotions across, which I think can be hard to do when you're talking about death. But the feelings seem real and genuine, and very heartbreaking.Overall, the plot was sublime. I never saw all the little pieces and twists/turns coming, but they made is so I didn't want to stop reading! And even with all the twists and turns, everything came full circle at the end. I found this to be very important because each character was so instrumental in another character's development, and there's so much emotion in this book, that to have it all wrap up nicely felt right.This book may be geared towards the 15-year-old girl, as many of the characters are of high school age, but you don't have to be a young age to enjoy the book. I can safely say that if I were still in high school and passed by this book at a bookstore, I'd take a look at it and read it.1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. great bookBy rae's reviewsStealing Kevin's Heart by M. Scott Carter. Stealing Kevin's Heart is a heartwarming story of two best friends, Kevin and Alex. Kevin was the weaker of the two and the jock Alex always had his back. They were like brothers until one tragic accident ended their friendship. Depressed, Alex was on a downward spiral when his parents decided it would be best to send him to a center for troubled youths. Alex went to the center and discovered it would be one of the best things that could have happened to him. Alex met a girl named Rachel who he had an instant attraction to. Alex didn't know it, but Rachel would bring Alex on an emotional rollercoaster ride that would bring him back to Kevin's heart. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to young adults as well as adults. It is truly a "heart" warming story.4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. A very nice readBy CustomerMr. Carter's first novel is a winner, telling the story of a young man learning to deal with the death of his best for which he feels partially to blame. The first person narrative creates a very realistic and likable main character. The plot moves along to a not entirely unexpected conclusion, but it holds the reader attention along the way.Kudos to Carter's use of dialog. One of my biggest complaints in YA literature is the poor representation of realistic dialog. Carter never has characters speak in ways that read like an adult imitating an adolescent.Definitely a good read. Their small town saw Alex Anderson and Kevin Rubenstein as the most unlikely of best friends, but that is just what the handsome athlete and the artistic Jewish brainiac are: inseparable buddies since childhood. Then Kevin dies in a motorcycle accident, and his parents blame Alex. And Alex blames himself. His grieving derails both his studies and his football, and he is sent away to a camp for troubled youths in the wilds of southeastern Oklahoma. Borderline suicidal, Alex finds his way back to sanity among the pine trees and clear lake waters thanks to a girl with a secret, a group of misfits, and the most unselfish gift a person can give another. "This was an amazing book. The story pulled me in right from the very beginning and never let go! Alex was hilarious, and the random twists pulled the story into a perfect grand finale. Carter has a gift for the ability to touch the heart with his sweet plot line. STEALING KEVIN'S HEART deserves 5 stars." --Andriana M., age 15, SLJTeen reviewer". . . a Twlight Zone-esque paranormal twist." --Kirkus s"This story has an interesting, different take on the boy-meets-girl scenario . . ." --Lauren Spielberg, RT Book s"This book had me in tears ... tears of sadness, tears of anger, and tears of joy. But I would recommend this to anyone -- especially teens!! It is an adorable, quick read." -Andrea Newkirk, Dark ReadersOklahoma Book Award finalist, young adult category --Oklahoma Book AwardsBest Book of the Year finalist, young adult category --ForeWord MagazineOklahoma Book Award finalist, young adult category --Oklahoma Book AwardsBest Book of the Year finalist, young adult category --ForeWord MagazineFrom the Inside FlapAlex Anderson is sixteen, and he's not fighting vampires or zombies. No the demons Alex battles were unleashed by the death of his best friend in a freak motorcycle crash. That accident cost Alex the one friend who had known him since childhood, the only person who knew him not as the guy-with-seemingly-everything but just as Alex. You may not like Alex, at first. Once a star athlete, he's now a high school cautionary tale: moody, sad, angry, and borderline suicidal. But how Alex dares to holster the sarcasm and give up the name-calling and the scarred beauty and ragtag misfits who help him get his life back on track will leave you cheering by the story's end.About the AuthorM. Scott Carter is an award-winning political reporter for The Journal Record, a photographer, and a magazine writer. Stealing Kevin s Heart is his debut young adult novel; the novel has been named a finalist in the young adult category in the Oklahoma Book Awards and ForeWord's Best Books of the Year. An Oklahoma native, Carter has been a contributing editor to Oklahoma Today magazine. His stories, essays, and photographs have also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Kansas City Star, The Tulsa World, and the Boston Globe. He lives with his wife, Karen, and their four children in Oklahoma City.