Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Swim the Fly by Don Calame

Boys will be boys. Well unless they decide to sneak into their sisters' room and try on her clothes, while dancing to Cindy Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". They will still be boys but now completely busted boys since "said" sister now has a picture of them that could ruin the rest of their high school careers. That becomes the case for Matt, Sean and Coop when they attempt to accomplish their goal for the summer. Dressing as girls is only one mess that they get themselves into. A summer that starts off with a regular swim team practice does not end how these three thought it would.

Swim the Fly is a great book that will honestly have you laughing throughout each chapter. It is hard to put down because it seems with each flip of the page the boys find themselves in more of a sticky situation. The author does a fantastic job relating to things we have all done before. Like destroying a sibling's prized possession and trying to cover it up (no blame game here!) Or even making a fool of ourselves trying to impress that special someone that we have a crush on. In the end the boys learn some great life lessons, that we all need reminders of from time to time. And as for their summer goal... No spoilers here! You will have to read the book to find out if they accomplish it.


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