• Charming as a Verb

  • By: Ben Philippe
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager comes a whip-smart and layered romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han. 

Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors. 

But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University. There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing a potential upside for himself. 

Soon what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for....

This is a sharply funny and insightful novel about the countless hustles we have to keep from doing the hardest thing: being ourselves. 

©2020 Ben Philippe (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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very satisfying

This was an engaging read with an exceptional voice that reminds me of John Green's style.

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