Alan Cole Is Not a Coward
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Alan Cole Is Not a Coward

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Perfect for fans of Tim Federle and Gary Schmidt, this is a hilarious and poignant tale about the trials of middle school when you're coming of age--and coming out. Alan Cole can't stand up to his cruel brother, Nathan. He can't escape the wrath of his demanding father, who thinks he's about as exceptional as a goldfish. And--scariest of all--he can't let the cute boy across the cafeteria know he has a crush on him. But when Nathan discovers Alan's secret, his older brother announces a high-stakes round of Cole vs. Cole. Each brother must complete seven nearly impossible tasks; whoever finishes the most wins the game. If Alan doesn't want to be outed to all of Evergreen Middle School, he's got to become the most well-known kid in school, get his first kiss, and stand up to Dad. Alan's determined to prove--to Nathan, to the world, to himself--that this goldfish can learn to swim. May the best Cole win.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 23mm | 340g
  • KATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS
  • English
  • 0062567020
  • 9780062567024
  • 111,015

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"There are books in this world that show us why it matters that we become our truest selves. This is one of them."--Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor and Printz Honor author of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and The Wednesday Warsshow more

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174 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (51)
3 11% (20)
2 5% (9)
1 2% (3)
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