Stealing Kevin's Heart by M. Scott Carter

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Their small town saw Alex Anderson and Kevin Rubenstein as the most unlikely of best friends, but that’s 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’s sent away to a summer camp for troubled youths in the wilds of southeastern Oklahoma. Borderline suicidal, Alex finds his way back to sanity among the camp’s pine trees and clear lake waters—thanks to a Texas beauty with a secret and the most unselfish gift a person can give another. This young adult love story has been called “tender,” “an unusual twist on the boy-meets-girl scenario,” “heart-breaking,” and “the kind of story that reminds you what it is to be human.” Kirkus Reviews cites its “Twilight Zone-esque paranormal twist.”

About M. Scott Carter

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M. Scott Carter is an award-winning political reporter based in Oklahoma. Stealing Kevin's Heart is his first novel. When he's not writing books, Carter covers the state capitol for the Oklahoma City Journal Record. He makes his home in Oklahoma City with his wife, Karen, an elementary schoolteacher, and their four children. Visit him at
Published October 12, 2011 by The RoadRunner Press. 248 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Alex, suicidal, is sent to an Oklahoma treatment facility/summer camp that’s surrounded by a high chain-link fence and monitored by cameras, but otherwise seems oddly unsupervised.

Sep 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Stealing Kevin's Heart

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I first picked up the book at OLA, when I noticed it was written by an Oklahoman, Scott Carter.

Sep 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Stealing Kevin's Heart

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