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My Name is Liz and I am 18 years old. I absolutley love reading books, really anything with romance. If you have any questions about my reviews or anything really, just email me at Thank you!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swim the Fly by Don Calame

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.

My Thoughts: (Very short thoughts today!)

I honestly didn't think I was going to like this one. It sounded interesting so I got it at the library and I read it the other day when I was at the beach. Once I started I couldn't really stop. It was pretty good. It was actually hilarious. I really laughed out loud quite a few times! I loved the way Don Calame wrote this! It was just so funny!

Spoilers Below!

I loved how Matt wouldn't give up especially when he didn't have to Swim the Fly anymore! And he wouldn't give up on trying to get Kelly. I honestly didn't know what he saw in that girl! I was always a fan of Valerie as soon as she came into the story. Matt and his friends were very funny and the things they did just to see a real live naked girl was so funny and embarrassing!

Spoilers Above!

I really needed a book to make me laugh and this book definitely accomplished that!
So I'm giving this book an...

Why you ask?
Because it was hilarious
it was fun to read
and I loved it!

If you've read this PLEASE let me know what you think (About the book)!


Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Hi Liz :) No, darn it - I haven't read this one yet but it's going on my list right now, because it really DOES sound hysterical! Thanks for the heads up on what looks like a fun book ~

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Now I want to read it! I enjoy YA novels from the adolecent male perspective - probably because I haven't experienced that in my own life.