The Swift Boys & Me

The Swift Boys & Me

by Kody Keplinger


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The lyrical and moving middle-grade debut from YA author Kody Keplinger!

Eleven-year-old Nola Sutton has been best friends and neighbors with the Swift boys for practically her whole life. There's the youngest, Kevin, who never stops talking; the oldest, Brian, who's always kind and calm; and then there's Canaan, the ringleader and Nola's best-best friend. Together, they have a summer of fun adventures planned.

But then everything changes overnight.

When the boys' dad leaves without even saying good-bye, it completely destroys the Swift family, and all Nola can do is watch. She tries to hold on to them, but they are changing. Kevin stops talking, Canaan starts hanging out with mean boys, and Brian is never around. Nola just wants things to go back to the way they were — the way they've always been.

Is Nola strong enough to save the Swift boys from themselves, or has she lost them forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545562010
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 215,093
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kody Keplinger was born and raised in rural western Kentucky. She always enjoyed writing and began working on “novels” when she was eleven. She wrote her first published young adult work, The DUFF, during her senior year of high school. Since then, she has written Shut Out and A Midsummer's Nightmare, as well as the forthcoming title Goldfish. Kody currently lives in New York City and writes full time.

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The Swift Boys & Me 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. Nola is a sweet girl who can't understand why her best friends, the three Swift boys, are acting so different after their father leaves. Canaan especially breaks her heart when he starts hanging out with some sketchy neighborhood boys and starts picking on her. This is a story about growing up. It's about change, finding happiness, the end of some relationships, and the beginning of others. It's about dealing with challenges and making new friends. I liked the way Nola grew and changed over the course of the book. She learns the difficult lesson that people can let us down and relationships are fragile things. With simple and elegant writing, The Swift Boys and Me is a heartfelt middle grade book that will appeal to kids ages 8-12. Content: Clean Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so amazing that I didn't want the book to end! Nola is just like me but a little different. I really suggest reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live this book and i have the paper one too and this one
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Omg thats a maze .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read it ok book and so sad to leave your home town you grew up in your hole life just becaus your mom got a husband.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher had it in her offce so i read it