The Swift Boys & Me

The Swift Boys & Me

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

Twelve-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 Swifts' daddy leaves without even saying good-bye, it completely destroys the boys, and all Nola can do is watch. Kevin stops talking and Brian is never around. Even Canaan is drifting away from Nola - hanging out with the neighborhood bullies instead of her. Nola just wants things to go back to the way they were -- the way they've always been.

Can Nola and the Swift boys survive this summer with their friendships intact, or has everything fallen apart for good?


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 for young adults. She is also the author of the middle-grade novel, THE SWIFT BOYS & ME. Kody currently lives in New York City and writes full time.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780545562010
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Genre:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Scholastic Inc.
  • Weight (lbs): .41500
  • Dimensions: .72000 x 5.20000 x 7.50000
  • Lexile® Measure: 610L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level V
  • DRA Level: 40 - 50
  • ACR Level: 4.0
  • Language: English

The Swift Boys & Me

Paperback Book


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