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Beat the Band

author: Don Calame

In this hilarious sequel to SWIM THE FLY, told from Coopís point of view, itís the beginning of the school year, and the tenth-grade health class must work in pairs on semester-long projects. Matt and Sean get partnered up (the jerks), but Coop is matched with the infamous "Hot Dog" Helen for a presentation on safe sex. Everybodyís laughing, except for Coop, whoís convinced that the only way to escape this social death sentence is to win "The Battle of the Bands" with their group, Arnold Murphyís Bologna Dare. Thereís just one problem: none of the guys actually plays an instrument. Will Coop regain his "cool" before itís too late? Or will the forced one-on-one time with Helen teach him a lesson about social status he never saw coming? With ribald humor and a few sweet notes, screenwriter-turned-novelist Don Calame once again hits all the right chords.

Get ready for riffs on hot girls, health class, and social hell! The outrageously funny boys from SWIM THE FLY return to rock their sophomore year. (Ages 14 and up)
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$11.99 / $9.00
0763652091 /  9780763652098
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Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
400 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Boys & Men; Satire; Performing Arts; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Don Calame is a screenwriter whose film projects include Employee of the Month and Hounded. Of his many prior occupations, he says his most satisfying was teaching elementary school for four years in Los Angeles. Swim the Fly was his debut novel. He lives in British Columbia.
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