The Swift Boys & Me (Hardcover)

By Kody Keplinger

Scholastic Press, 9780545562003, 265pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2014



The lyrical and moving middle-grade debut from YA author Kody Keplinger
Eleven-year-old Nola Sutton has been best friends and neighbors with the Swift boys for practically her whole life. There's the youngest, Kevin, who never stops talking; the oldest, Brian, who's always kind and calm; and then there's Canaan, the ringleader and Nola's best-best friend. Together, they have a summer of fun adventures planned.
But then everything changes overnight.
When the boys' dad leaves without even saying good-bye, it completely destroys the Swift family, and all Nola can do is watch. She tries to hold on to them, but they are changing. Kevin stops talking, Canaan starts hanging out with mean boys, and Brian is never around. Nola just wants things to go back to the way they were -- the way they've always been.
Is Nola strong enough to save the Swift boys from themselves, or has she lost them forever?

About the Author

Kody Keplinger was born and raised in rural western Kentucky. She always enjoyed writing and began working on novels when she was eleven. She wrote her first published young adult work, "The DUFF," during her senior year of high school. Since then, she has written "Shut Out" and" A Midsummer's Nightmare," as well as the forthcoming title "Goldfish." Kody currently lives in New York City and writes full time."