The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

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Product Details

Price
$10.99  $10.11
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062824127

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About the Author

Ben Philippe is a New York-based writer and screenwriter. He has a bachelor of arts from Columbia University and an MFA in fiction and screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. He teaches screenwriting at Barnard. The Field Guide to the North American Teenager is his debut novel. He can be found online at www.benphilippe.com.

Reviews

"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
"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
"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."--Ron Charles, The Washington Post
"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
"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)
"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
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