Thursday, April 11, 2013

STUDENT REVIEW- Swim the Fly by Don Calame

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

[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.
--Ethan C.

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