This Week's Topic
In honor of the end of the Olympics, share your favorite sports book!
I know I Olympic-blogged yesterday, but I cannot, CANNOT miss an opportunity to share one of my all time favorite sports reads:
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 hot new girl on the swim team. So what if he can't manage a single lap, let alone four? He's got the whole summer to perfect his technique. What could possibly go wrong?
Three fifteen year old boys who spend their summer with the quest of seeing a naked girl for the first time? And two pages devoted to TWSS day? SWIM THE FLY is American Pie at Swim School. I have an affinity for boy books and have consequently read a lot of them, but this one is one of the most AMAZING and HILARIOUS books I've ever read.
What's YOUR favorite sports read?