Cover Crush: Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe is clearly a #CoverCrush because it’s CHARMING! Look at this beautiful illustrated full NYC street scene! I love the detail and the color palette and just all of it! It is bringing cool contemporary vibes and I just can’t wait to own this beauty! Charming as a Verb is releasing on September 8th just in time for your fall wish lists & TBRs.
The amazing artist is Chris Kwon who also did the illustration for the paperback edition of Ben’s debut The Field Guide to the North American Teenager and the now very iconic Felix Ever After!
Charming as a Verbby Ben Philippe
Published by: Balzer + Bray
on September 8, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
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.