Monday, May 26, 2014

Swim the Fly by Don Calame***

Swim the Fly is about a group of kids who have set themselves a goal each summer. This summer's goal is a bit unrealistic, but that doesn't stop them from trying. One of them, Matt, stepped up and volunteered to swim the butterfly. The butterfly is the most difficult stroke to swim. Can Matt accomplish his own personal goal?

This book is pretty good. It is a bit inappropriate, but I really liked the development of Matt. It felt that you could see him growing as a person and a friend. I think that a lot of high school students can relate to some of Matt's problems. This book is a real laugh (it's funny), and I think that a lot of people will like this book.