Swim the Fly
By Don Calame
Published by Candlewick Press, 2010
352 pages (hardcover)
Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Sean and Coop, always set themselves a summer-time goal. This year’s? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time. As far as Matt is concerned, they’d have better luck finding the lost city of Atlantis. But seeing a girl in the buff starts to seem like child’s play compared to the other summertime goal Matt sets for himself: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) in order to impress Kelly West, the hot new girl. So what if he can’t manage a single lap, let alone four? He’s got the whole summer to perfect his technique. What could possibly go wrong? (from barnesandnoble.com)
[I liked this book because] it was very funny. There was a good lesson: telling the truth is usually better. [This book is]maybe a little offensive for girls to read. Overall Swim the Fly was a very good book. I think Swim the Fly is a very good book that I would recommend to my friends, but a little offensive for girls.