Swim the Fly by Don Calame

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Now in Paperback-- 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 Don Calame

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Don Calame is an accomplished screen-writer who has worked with Marvel Studios and the Disney Channel, among others. About Swim the Fly, he says, ?This novel began as a short piece I wrote several years ago about an incident that happened to me when I was a teenager on the swim team. (Yes, I have the collection of green fifth-place ribbons to prove it.) I tucked the story away and promptly forgot about it until my wife gently nudged me ? thirty-six times ? to expand it into a book. I?m grateful she was so persistent, because I?ve never had so much fun writing something in my life.? Don Calame was born in New York and now lives in British Columbia with his wife, his stepson, and their two dogs
Published June 1, 2011 by Templar. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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I've rounded out the list with a few books that aren't specifically YA, but I'm of the opinion that a good read is a good read no matter where someone decides it should be shelved.

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