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  • ISBN: 9780763647766 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0763647764 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: print
    345 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010, c2009.

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Summary, etc.: Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's goal is to see a real-live naked girl for the first time. Given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date this is quite a challenge. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team.
Target Audience Note:
14 and up.
Lexile: 620.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 March #2
    Calame has a screenwriting background, and it shows—his hilarious debut resembles nothing so much as the crude-yet-insightful comedies of producer Judd Apatow. See if this rings a bell: three 15-year-old buddies make a pact to see a naked girl before the summer is over and in the process mire themselves in increasing trouble and constant humiliation. All three are on the summer swim team, and, in a desperate attempt to impress the superhot new girl, Matt agrees to swim the dreaded butterfly at championships, despite the fact that he can barely tread water. At the same time, he's dealing with his horny grandpa, a sadistic swim instructor, and his pals' wacky schemes to catch a glimpse of bare skin, which includes dressing up like girls and entering a women's locker room. That would've worked if it weren't for the accidental dose of laxative . . . well, you get the idea. Although Calame underuses his moments of poignancy, teen readers will have a blast puzzling out the creative vulgarisms. "Pants hamster" is just the beginning. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Swimming Fiction
Summer Fiction
High school students Fiction
Dating (Social customs) Fiction
Swimmers Fiction
Infatuation Fiction
Best friends Fiction
Teenage boys Fiction
Sports Fiction
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Young adult fiction.
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