Saturday, June 28, 2014

Timmy's Review of Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless

As a 12 year old with speech problems and other issues, I am often known in social circles as “the freak.” People stare, they say hurtful things, and are rarely understanding. This book was a romance, but it was also about understanding. The people in Ethan’s life took the time to understand him, but Carter took the time to SEE him, to LISTEN to his music, to LEARN about him. This book is about so much more than two people falling in love. It shows the true strength that Ethan and Carter have and the acceptance of their friends and family, but most of all it teaches. As you wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, this story teaches us not to judge people by what we see and hear on the outside, but to look deeper, and find the time to really get to know a person before writing them off as “freak, retard, or trouble maker.” Always remember that there is a real person with feelings inside that body and brain that does not work the way you think it should. Ethan is a very loving guy, and he has so much to give the people who take the time to know him. He has the ability to see music in everything. He shows people the joy in life. Carter needs that joy in his life. He needs Ethan to show him that he is beautiful just the way he is. When Ethan hits a rough patch, it’s Carter reminding Ethan that he is perfect just the way he is. The love they share is special and unique, and so sweet. This book gives me both hope and courage. This is one of my all time favorite love stories. It is ranked in my top five favorite books and I highly recommend this book. ~Timmy


Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless 
Available in Print, eBook, and Audiobook 

By twenty-four, Carter Stevenson has stuttered and ticced his way to debilitating shyness. Although his friends accuse him of letting his Tourette's dictate his life, Carter moves from Los Angeles to a quiet California town. He'll keep his head down and avoid people. He doesn't anticipate his new neighbor, Ethan Hart, crashing into his solitude and forcing him to get out and live.

From the beginning, Ethan makes his love for Carter clear. But he fears Carter won't see past Ethan's damaged brain, even though it makes Ethan more attuned to his emotions than most people. For Carter, there's a bigger issue: he's been burned by so-called "perfect" matches, and he won't risk his heart again.

One way or another, Ethan's determined to show Carter they belong together. Then Ethan receives tragic news. Suddenly he must turn to Carter for strength and support. Will Carter come through when Ethan needs him most?

27 comments:

  1. Wow! What a super review, Timmy. You described the sentiment of the book beautifully and clearly. If I hadn't already read it and loved it, I surly would have purchased and read it on your recommendation.

    Keep up the work with the fabulous reviews!

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    1. Thanks for reading my review. I truly loved reading this book.
      Timmy

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  2. Great review, Timmy! And I agree, it's a beautiful book about love and understanding on many different levels.

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    1. Thanks Aniko! I agree it was a beautiful book!
      Timmy

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  3. What a wonderful review. I too enjoyed this book. Carter needed Ethan just as much as Ethan needed Carter. It is remarkable when people truly get yo the see the real person underneath the physical layers. Thank you Timmy for this wonderful review. ❤️

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Kari! This is the first book I have read where the to MC's were shall I say "different" in some major way. I love this Author for writing Ethan and Carter's story.
      Timmy

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  4. I loved this book too Timmy, and your review summed up my feelings on it.

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your reviews and maybe finding a few new books along the way.

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    1. Thanks Deeze! I would love to let you know the books I have read and love. :)

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  5. Great review Timmy. I will definitely read this book.

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  6. This was a great review, Timmy, and you certainly captured the essence of this book beautifully. The love between Ethan and Carter is so special and this book is about acceptance, patience, and love. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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    1. Yes Les! I so agree. Acceptance and patience are two thing most people struggle to have when the come up against something new or different. Thanks for reading my review.
      Timmy

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  7. Hmm...thought I had already written a comment. Oh well. I'll do it again. Please forgive me if it comes up twice. That was a fantastic review, Timmy! I love getting your thoughts on the books you've read! This is now on my must read list! I look forward to reading more of your reviews! **HUGS**

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    1. Yes Jase! You must read this book! <3 Thanks for stopping bye and reading.
      Timmy

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  8. I loved how Ethan saw music in everything, too! Your review brought back all my good feelings about this story. Thanks for that!
    Chris

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    1. Thanks for reading it and posting a comment Chis! This book was full of hope and good feelings for me. <3
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  9. Loved this book & in my favorites also. You have done an excellent, thoughtful review. I send it to Mt teens all of the time & some adults that need to be reminded of the music in each person. Please keep reviewing ... excellent job! Love from Alaska Ann Alaskan

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    1. Thanks Ann! Wish I had the money to send it to people too! I think I will order a copy for the Public Library.
      Timmy

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  10. Excellent review, Timmy. I have this book somewhere on my TBR list but think I need to read it sooner. This sounds like a beautiful story and you've made me very interested in it. :)

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    1. Thanks Dianne! It is a great story, hope you bump it up on your list.
      Timmy

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  11. I'm already 50 pages in, and I am loving it! Thank you for this review, I would have missed a great book without it!

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    1. So glad you are liking it as much as I did. :)

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    2. I loved it, Timmy! Thank you for putting it on my radar!

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  12. Timmy, your review...<3 <3 <3

    I loved this one as well. It's a stay with me forever book. :)

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  13. It was a good book! I'm so glad I had a chance to read it.

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  14. This book is in my top 5 too Timmy, it's such a beautiful love story. And yes, nobody had the right to judge anyone, no matter the reason (being appearance, behavior or sexual preferences). Now You have a great family and great friends that love you and will support you through all your rough times. Great review, loved it ��

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