Can’t Wait Wednesday – CHARMING AS A VERB by Ben Philippe
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is CHARMING AS A VERB by Ben Philippe. Just from reading the blurb I know I’m going to love both Henri and Corinne and I can’t wait to meet them. The focus on high school, getting into college, along with image and peer pressure make this sound like a book many readers are going to find very relatable.
CHARMING AS A VERB by Ben Philippe
Publication Date: September 8, 2020 by Balzer & Bray
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.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
That looks interesting, Suzanne! I’ve not heard of it.
Of course, I’m waiting on the next In Death book by J. D. Robb, Shadows in Death.
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I’m sure that one will be an amazing read!
This does sound like it will be a very relatable story!
I think so too. 🙂
Oh, this sounds good! Great pick Suzanne — and that cover is <3
I really love that cover too. 🙂
I’m dying to know about Henri’s “less than honest dog walking scheme”, lol😁 This sounds really good.
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Me too. I totally LOL’ed when I read that in the blurb!
I can’t wait for everyone to read this book. I adore Henri and I think people will be as equally charmed by him
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I saw you had rated it 5 stars so now I’m even more excited for it. 🙂
I really really love this cover! And the story sounds so good too. I hope it lives up to your expectations.
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Thanks, I hope so too. 🙂
I already like the sound of Henri and his drive and ambition. I think this is going to be a good one!
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I really hope so. 🙂
I really like the sound of this!
I do too. It sounds so good.
Less than honest dog-walking scheme. I may not like Henri very well. Other than that it sounds cute!
This one sounds really good! I will probably be checking it out myself. Great pick! My post is in the link below!
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Oooh I had no idea about that book but now I want to read it so bad! Itseems the perfect cute YA
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This sounds so good!!!!
What a smart title and engaging cover – and a nifty premise. Thank you for sharing this one, Suzanne – I really like the sound of this one…
I like the sound of the summary. And the cover is kind of speaking to me. Guess, my wishlist just grew *sigh* Happy reading!
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LOL! My wishlist grows every Wednesday. 🙂
I like stories that involve starting college or involve that time of life. This sounds pretty good!
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I do too and there aren’t nearly enough of them.