Alan Cole Is Not A Coward

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

byEric Bell

not yet rated|write a review

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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.69
$21.00 list price save 11%
Pre-order online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 ...

Eric Bell lives and writes in Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Robert E. Cook Honors College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in psychology and a minor in English. Once the other kids at recess began pretending to go on the adventures he came up with, he never stopped telling stories. You can find him online at www...

other books by Eric Bell

The Magic of Numbers
The Magic of Numbers

Kobo ebook|Jun 10 2014

$19.62

Tribal Anthology
Tribal Anthology

Kobo ebook|Dec 12 2016

$13.11

see all books by Eric Bell
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.93 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062567020

ISBN - 13:9780062567024

Customer Reviews of Alan Cole Is Not A Coward

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“An alluring setup and deft portrayal of middle school friendships are highlights of this impressive debut. Alan Cole is a complex character under pressure; we want to discover his fate!”