Friday, May 08, 2009

'Paramount' picks up the rights to "Swim the Fly" - A young adult novel about swimming

From Reuters: "...The book, the first in a proposed trilogy, is a teen comedy in the "American Pie" mold about three high school friends who make a pact to see a girl naked by summer's end. Candlewick published the novel three weeks ago. ..."

[Link] review: "... 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. ..."


Well it certainly sounds more promising than Twilight!

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