The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good A black French Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that those three things don t bode well when you are moving to Austin, Texas Plunked into a new high school and sweating a ridiculous amount from the oppressive Texas heat, Norris finds himself cataloging everyone he meets the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners, and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Making a ton of friends has never been a priority for him, and this way he can at least amuse himself until it s time to go back to Canada, where he belongs.Yet, against all odds, those labels soon become actual people to Norris Be it loner Liam, who makes it his mission to befriend Norris, or Madison the beta cheerleader, who is so nice that it has to be a trap Not to mention Aarti the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who might, in fact, be a real love interest in the making He even starts playing actual hockey with these Texans.But the night of the prom, Norris screws everything up royally As he tries to pick up the pieces, he realizes it might be time to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions and start living his life along with the people who have found their way into his heart. Free Download [ The Field Guide to the North American Teenager ] author [ Ben Philippe ] – rarefishingbooks.co.uk i really enjoyed this one Don t Give Up Slow Start Signals A Very Strong FinishAfter about three chapters I was ready to give this book a miss Our hero, Norris, a black French Canadian teenager transported from Montreal to Austin, Texas by his divorced mom, starts out as a whiny, self absorbed, snotty bundle of bad attitude and lame gripes, who isn t nearly as clever or funny
THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN TEENAGER by Ben PhilippeThis poignant debut is through the eyes of an annoyed Canadian teenager forced to move to America Norris is many things, a fan of pop culture, a child of divorced parents, and an intense hatred of the Texas weather With using movies and TV as a guide to navigate the American public school system, but Norris will learn that despite his cranky exterior and sarcastic commentary written in his journal, the real guide all along is friend THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN TEENAGER by Ben PhilippeThis poignant debut is through the eyes of an annoyed Canadian teenager forced to move to Ameri
This was a good little read, and a nice addition to ownvoices YA lit MC Norris is a black kid from Montreal who moves to Austin, Texas with his mom, who gets a professorship at the University Austin, Texas is both literally and figuratively about as far from Canada as you could get, and it takes Norris awhile to figure his way around the place and the people who live there He eventually makes some good friends, but then completely fucks everything up royally Redemption, or something close t This was a good
DNFed halfway through Kid relies too much on cheap stereotypes and doesn t give people a chance to prove themselves Even at the halfway point, he was still being a dick about jocks and cheerleaders when, as one kid pointed out, he could easily be labeled a jock himself I personally resent that shizz, because I did the same thing in junior high movies have told me that cheerleaders are bitches, so that s what I m going to believe, even though I ve never even talked to a cheerleader at my sch DNFed halfway through Kid relies too much on cheap stereotypes and doesn t give people a chance to prove themselves Even at the halfway point, he was still being a dick about jocks and cheerleaders when, as one kid pointed out, he coul
In my attempt to assess dozens of books for a sales meeting, I tend to read a chapter or two of each and move on But I ll be damned if I didn t read the entirety of this thing Norris s version of snark is absolutely hysterical, and the evolution of the character made me cackle You know it s a fun book when I find myself reading entire paragraphs out loud to my husband, or taking pictures of pages to send to other writer friends, and this had it.Also, Liam That s all.I kept thinking that I co In my attempt to assess dozens of books for a sales meeting, I tend to read a chapter or two of each and move on But I ll be damned if I didn t read t
Funny and poignant tale about a teen trying to adapt to life after moving from Canada to Austin. Entertaining, and funny, but I had a hard time connecting with the super snarky MC.