Carter's Big Break

Carter's Big Break

Brent Crawford

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 1423112431

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

After surviving freshman year (just barely), Carter is craving his summer break. Unfortunately, when he and his girlfriend, Abby, part ways, it looks as though summer just might break him. Things start to look up when he’s unexpectedly cast in an independent film opposite the world’s biggest tween sensation, Hilary Idaho. With Hollywood knocking on his door, Carter gets a taste of the good life. But as the film spirals out of control, he begins to fear that he’s not the “somebody” he thinks he is and more the “nobody” he’s sure he always has been. Find out if Carter goes Hollywood…or Hollywood goes Carter.

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She doesn’t say anything again. I believe that’s the typical reaction when someone says something super profound. We’re rolling past the duck pond when she starts telling drama camp stories. She tells me how much fun she’s having and that two kids have already fallen into the orchestra pit (I’m not the only one). She’s really into the “coolness and maturity” of the college drama majors. She mentions one of her coworkers in particular a few times. She tells me, “His name is Carter, like you,” and

wants to see both of us. Can you walk me down to the drama department?” “Sure,” I reply as if I hadn’t completely forgotten about her summer job teaching kids how to talk louder and sing all the time. Abby kisses me again and squeals, “Did you know that the drama camp staff is made up entirely of college kids? They’re all drama majors, and then me!” If I was working off of Bart’s advice, this would be a good time to call her a bitch or make fun of people who go to college and actually major in

she realizes that Hilary wants to do it herself. As my mom is loading the dishwasher she tells everyone about our family rehearsals. I’m red with embarrassment until Hilary asks if she can join in. Matilda says it would be okay and asks if she can read the stage directions. My dad hands her his script like it’s no big deal, but she seems really excited to get the job. Shockingly, I know all of my lines. Even my sister is impressed as I rattle them off. I sit on the floor because my character

quick scene with Hilary Idaho.” The guys high-five each other, and Nutt starts humping the air. Matilda stands beside Hilary’s trailer and glares at him. C. B. continues, “You gotta ridicule and beat the hell out of Carter first!” They nod their heads in unison as if that was the most normal request they’ve ever heard. I try to tell them that there’s no reason to actually beat me up, but C. B. cuts me off and clarifies, “No, guys, this is real! This happened to me. . . . These assholes punched

all they can do is have angry sex. Which would be awesome if they actually showed anything. This movie is going to give art films a bad name because you only see the action for a second or two before they cut to a shadow on the wall or a bird in the windowsill or something. He gets drunk a lot, chain-smokes cigarettes, and out of nowhere . . . she leaves him and joins the circus! He tries to find her but doesn’t speak the Bourne language, and he doesn’t seem to know where he is, so he can’t find

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