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Swim the Fly

by Don Calame

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water sports, dating & sex
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published: April 2010
ISBN:9780763647766
publisher: Candlewick Press
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Now in Paperback— 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. (Age 14 and up)

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 is a screenwriter whose film projects include EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH and HOUNDED. Of his many prior occupations, he says his most satisfying was teaching elementary school for four years in Los Angeles, where he received the LAUSD District Intern Golden Apple Award and a Los Angeles Education Partnership Grant. He lives in British Columbia.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 100
Grade:
9 to 17

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Swim the Fly

Matt, Coop and Sean aim to see a naked girl this summer. It will be quite a challenge since none of them has the chutzpah to ask a girl out. Catching a girl in the buff starts to look simple compared to Matt’s other summertime goal: to swim the 100-yard butterfly as a way to impress Kelly West, the hot new star of the swim team.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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