Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Swift Boys and Me by Kody Keplinger

Grades: 4+
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Nola has been friends with the boys next door her whole life.  That is until one night when the boys' father leaves without saying goodbye.  Nola just wants things to go back to normal, but will things ever be normal again?

Author website: kodykeplinger.com/


  1. Sometimes life is harder than it needs to be. For Nola, this is certainly the case. All of her life, she has been best friends with the Swift boys next door. Canaan, her best friend and protector, Brian, the calm and kind peacemaker, and Kevin… who never shuts up. But things change overnight for her friends when their father leaves one day and never comes back. Nola is used to fixing things, but her world is becoming undone. Not just the Swift’s world, but hers as well. In her desire to help her friends, Nola discovers some pretty despicable truths. And in her quest to get her friends back, she has to combat some very unexpected nastiness. A good read for anyone who wants to be a good friend… and has had to deal with challenges to friendship.

    Mrs. Rose
    Chester Barrows School

  2. I think that these boys were going through a tough time. It was emotional to read their story. I felt sorry for these boys.
    Mercy Grace School Providence

  3. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!This is the book I voted for. This was my favorite book of ALL time!I felt bad for Canaan,Brian and Kevin when I found out Mr.Swift was having a affair with Sarah and Mrs.Swift.

    Ahlyha Grace School Providence