Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim

by Cheryl Klam
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Learning to Swim by Cheryl Klam

Seventeen-year-old Steffie Rogers is not happy. Her mother, Barbie, has been suffering from love lunacy since before Steffie was even
born. What is love lunacy? It's what happens to her mom when she has affairs with married men. The first stage is the Secret Smile and the last stage occurs when the relationship falls apart: Barbie picks another town in Maryland and they move, which they've done 14 times.

Now Steffie lives on Jones Island and is working as a maid at a country club over the summer (long story). She's in love with handsome lifeguard Keith McKnight, but he already has a girlfriend. When Keith offers to teach Steffie how to swim, she finds herself in his arms and fighting the symptoms of love lunacy. But with the help of her feisty, older friend Alice, she's determined not to drown in her mother's problems.

Still, Steffie is about to discover that swimming against the current isn't so easy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307496423
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/19/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Cheryl Klam lives in Maryland with her family. Learning to Swim is her first novel.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Learning to Swim 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always end up rereading this book. I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing..... you should get this! One of the best book ever!! I love all her books!! I hope i can meet her- shes my fav author!!!! Definitly worth the money (:
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Kimberly Reyes More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed readin dis book, sum parts kept me hooked, overall very cute
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My thirteen year old daughter loves this author. We are hoping she writes more teen books. My daughter read her books within just a few days.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Steffie Rogers' life is a mess. Her lovestruck mother moves her every time a relationship goes bad, and she has a less-than-amazing summer job as a maid at a Country Club.

There is one bright spot though: a hot lifeguard named Keith McKnight, who Steffie is obsessed with. However, Keith's got a snooty, fake girlfriend who he's practically in love with, and he doesn't even know that Steffie exists. Things cannot get any worse for her.

However, it all changes one day when a near fatal accident brings Keith and Steffie together. She suddenly finds herself spending more and more time with him, and developing the love-loony symptoms of her crazy mother. Will love lunacy get the best of her? Or can she conquer the madness before it takes over?

LEARNING TO SWIM is a very cute book with outrageous characters and funny dialogue. Readers will definitely identify with Steffie's parental problems, and her unrequited love. LEARNING TO SWIM is a great beach book; exciting, and very entertaining to read. It will be a hit among readers who are looking for a little adventure in their lives this summer, and want to read a sweet, different story with a little spunk... and swimming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Me and my sister read it and we both fell in love with it!! it's full of teenage drama, georgy guys, and bratty girls.