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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.

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Grouping Title alan cole is not a coward
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Last Grouping Update 2019-02-20 23:11:49PM
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subject_facet Brothers, Family problems, Friendship, Gays, Middle schools, Schools
title_display Alan Cole is not a coward
title_full Alan Cole Is Not a Coward, Alan Cole is not a coward / Eric Bell
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