Swim the Fly by Don Calame

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Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends 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 on a date. But that goal starts to look easy compared to Matt's other aspiration: swimming the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) to impress the sizzling new star of the swim team. In the spirit of Hollywood’s blockbuster comedies, screenwriter Don Calame unleashes a true ode to the adolescent male: side-splittingly funny, sometimes crude, yet always full of heart.

About Don Calame

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Don Calame is the author of the YA novels Swim the Fly and Beat the Band. A screenwriter whose film projects include Employee of the Month and Hounded, he lives in British Columbia.
Published August 10, 2010 by Candlewick. 354 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And the boys - even the ones who turn up their noses at the thought of reading an entire book - will love it more.

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