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Read for a Lifetime 2022-2023 List: Charming As A Verb

Illinois Center for the Book Reading Program

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432 Pages 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 bargained for…… 

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