Swim the Fly


A pants hamster? Accidentally taking too much of a laxative and getting the natural results at the worst possible time? It's summer time and three 15-year-old boys have created a life goal. Before school starts again, they will have seen a naked girl. These three are all on the swim-team regardless of whether they can swim or not and they are more on the or not side of things. Vulgarity is their middle name and their constant humiliation and tendency to embroil themselves in bad and worse, make this a fast-paced, laugh out loud response to all the challenges of being a high school sophomore.

352 pages     978-0763641573    Ages 15 and up

Other titles by this author: Call the Shots; Beat the Band (all equally funny)

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

******* 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.---from the publisher

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