Swim the Fly (Paperback)

By Don Calame

Candlewick, 9780763647766, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/14/2009)
MP3 CD (8/25/2015)
Audio Cassette (1/1/2012)
Paperback (6/1/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/13/2010)
MP3 CD (9/14/2010)
MP3 CD (9/14/2010)
Compact Disc (9/14/2010)
Compact Disc (9/14/2010)

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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.

About the Author

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.