Swim the Fly (Swim the Fly #1)

by Don Calame

Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real live nakedgirl.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.87 out of 5
  • Published April 14th 2009 by Candlewick Press
  • Original Title: Swim the Fly
  • ISBN: 076364157X (ISBN13: 9780763641573)
  • Edition Language: English
  • URL: Go To Website
  • Series: Swim the Fly #1
  • Literary Awards: Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award Nominee (2010)
  • Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2015)

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 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.