Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Swim the Fly

Swim the Fly

Don Calame

Candlewick

$7.99

April 2010 (my edition)

FTC: I received this from the publisher with the understanding that I would provide an honest review for no compensation.


Characters 20/20

Plot 15/20

Setting 20/20

Cover 20/20

Ending 20/20

Total grade: 95% A


Sexual content: moderate

Violence: mild

Drugs: mild

Underage drinking: moderate

Swearing: heavy

Total rating: 15+


Summary:

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:

I usually can find no connection to a book from a male perspective but this was not one of those books! I enjoyed this book and actually found most of the humor funny. There were a few parts where I did get the “ew guys are nasty” feeling but not many. It was funny thinking about the fact the maybe guys are really making this their goal.


The characters were pleasant and enjoyable. I loved that about it. Towards the end I was so connected that I couldn’t put it down.


Yay, for an awesome book for both genders. Humor and romance is a plus. I cant wait for book two!


Playlist:

1. Control (Metro Station)

2. Touchin on My (3OH!3)


1 comment:

Alison said...

I loved this book. It was so funny. Here's my review