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Alan Cole is Not a Coward

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Alan Cole is Not a Coward

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.

Alan Cole is Not a Coward
(Alan Cole #1)
by Eric Bell