Charming as a Verb

by Ben Philippe

On Sale: 09/08/2020

Charming as a Verb

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Charming as a Verb

by Ben Philippe

On Sale: 09/08/2020

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Critical Praise

Praise for FIELD GUIDE: “A witty debut with whip-smart dialogue that will find much love among fans of authors like John Green and Jason Reynolds.”
- School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for FIELD GUIDE: “Ben Philippe’s sparkling dialogue along with prose that occasionally borders on lyrical (although in a completely cool, hip, manly way) is sure to delight readers. Norris’ evolution from cynical outsider to caring insider is a journey well-worth following—especially as it’s accompanied with laugh out loud moments [and]insightful revelations.”
- New York Journal of Books

“With a perfect balance of snark, keen observation, and wry humor, Ben Philippe has given us the brilliant Norris Kaplan—by far, the funniest, wittiest, smartest character I’ve ever read! Norris Kaplan would be the perfect teen host for The Daily Show!”
- Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street, National Book Award finalist

Praise for FIELD GUIDE: “A refreshing, captivating read, one which will definitely appeal to its teen target audience but will also satisfy older readers, who will appreciate its clarity and emotional acuity.”
- Toronto Star

Praise for FIELD GUIDE: “In Philippe’s funny debut, 16-year-old black French-Canadian Norris Kaplan must navigate life and love in Austin, Tex., after he and his mother move there... Philippe has a gift for dialogue and touches on a few instances of racism with sensitivity and humor in this crowd-pleaser.”
- Publishers Weekly

Praise for FIELD GUIDE: “It’s no longer tenable to imagine that the anxieties of a white heterosexual young man expelled from an expensive prep school capture the spirit of our era. Today’s snarky young anti-hero instead looks like Norris, the black French Canadian boy in The Field Guide to the North American Teenager.”
- The Washington Post

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062824141
  • ISBN 10: 0062824147
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 09/08/2020
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Humorous / General
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration

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