Joe Carr is the son of Sophie and James Carr. He grew up in the same town as Bella and was furious when she was abducted. He was very much in love with Bella and was devastated at her wedding and even more at her abduction. He knew Aliens were to blame and set around to kill them all.
As a baby, Joe was born a month before Bella. He was sweet but both his parents had to work so he went to an Nanny. He would go over there to a woman called Jocasta who had a daughter who was about the same age.
As a toddler, Joe and Bella played lots of games together and became friends with her. He was angry when a new boy called Mortimer came and disturbed the peace. He was still best friends with Bella but Mortimer bullied him. He still played with Bella but didn't like Mortimer. At all...
As a child, Joe was bullied at school by Mortimer and his gang, Arlo, Miraj and Skip. Although Bella was best friends with Mortimer she became angry at him when he became a bully and stood up for Joe. Joe loved her for this and dreamed of marrying her one day. He loved her and didn't notice her love for Mortimer despite everything. He thought the backwards glances were looks of hate and the hair flicks were spiteful. Bella was his only friend and he became sad when she went off with her other friends Darlene Bunch or Lucy Ursine. He loved her but she found him a little... clingy.
As a teen, Joe became very interested in science unlike Bella who was more athletic. He still hung out with her a lot but she seemed to be growing apart from him. He became part of the nerds more. He watched Bella from afar hoping she'd be his best friend again. He noticed her flirting with Mortimer but didn't see it as a threat. He kept trying to hang out with her and the cool kids but she just smiled as the others laughed at him and sent him away. To get her attention back he pretended he had had his heart broken by her friend Cora and this got Bella's attention. She broke friends with Cora and comforted Joe but was soon distracted by the next race she was entering. Joe was alone again. He finally decided to ask her out to prom before college but she rejected him with an alien excuse which just annoyed him more than any other one would. He went to prom with a random girl called Opal but they didn't dance he just sulked and watched Bella dance with Mortimer which lead to Opal ditching him for Malcolm. He was annoyed as Malcolm was clearly in love with Hannelore Mortia and was just using Opal who liked him. Joe left prom moping and just stayed at home waiting for college. One thing did make him happy though, Bella was going to his college Academie Le Tour...
As a young adult, Joe moved into a dorm with a bunch of nerds who he befriended. They helped him in his chosen major, chemistry but they also helped him with his plight for Bella. They helped him make love potions (all failures), dye roses random colours (just freaked her out) and gave him smooth talk advice (she thought he was joking) which REALLY helped! One day he was spying on Bella at the pool when Mortimer proposed. Joe ran away back to his dorm and cried all night. In the morning he went to tell Bella she had picked the wrong guy but he stopped when he noticed how happy she looked. He just left Bella alone and planned to move to a new town as he knew Bella was moving to Pleasantview with her fiancee. Also his parents had died and left him a moderate will. He graduated summa cum laude but unhappy.
As an adult, Joe attempted to move but just before he entered the airport he thought off Bella and left, knowing he had to win her back. He bought a small apartment which was nearer to Bella and Mortimer's. He spied on them a lot and made a habit of popping in as he just happened to be in the area. He thought this would subconsciously make Bella notice and love him but it just lead to him being the first person (apart from Mortimer) that she was pregnant. The baby was born and they called her Cassandra and Joe became her godfather. Joe smiled and laughed but instead he was in tears. Joe also came to their Wedding and gave a speech but secretly hated it. Joe faded out of Bella's life after that although she didn't know he still visited everyday. He would spy on her but never up close as it was too painful to talk to her. He watched her, happy with her family wishing he was the one who made her happy. One day, a new man moved into town Don. Joe didn't like the look of him. Later some sisters moved in too. Joe watched them discussing something but ignored it. Later Bella went to greet which meant Joe came too. As he watched thought he noticed Don trying to kiss her and Bella pushing him away. Joe was confused especially when Don took Bella up to the Sun deck and offered her a look through his telescope. Joe watched her hoping that she would leave but instead a bright light came over her and he watched as Bella was pulled into the sky. He waited outside long after Don had gone in for her to come back but she didn't. Ever again. Joe was angry about this and knew who was responible. Aliens. Joe needed to know that his plan would go right and last a long time. He was good at science due to his geeky past and formulated a potion to literally take back a few years of his life. Joe needed to leave though as there were no aliens in Pleasantview and also people would wonder how he wasn't aging.