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published: Apr 2009
pages: 352
ISBN:9780763641573
publisher: Candlewick Press

Swim the Fly

by Don Calame

tagged: water sports, dating & sex
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list price: $19.00
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Apr 2009
pages: 352
ISBN:9780763641573
publisher: Candlewick Press
Description

Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real live naked girl. The result? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire, and raunchy, of course. And beyond hilarious.

Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team. In the spirit of Hollywood’s blockbuster comedies, screenwriter-turned-YA-novelist Don Calame unleashes a true ode to the adolescent male: characters who are side-splittingly funny, sometimes crude, yet always full of heart.

Contributor Notes

Don Calame has been a professional screenwriter for the past fifteen years. Among the films he has had produced are Employee of the Month and Hounded. Swim the Fly is his first book. He lives in Los Angeles.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
14 to 18
Grade:
9 to 12

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