Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger is an outgoing, popular, entrepreneurial teen and a star debater who has his heart set on going to Columbia University. He creates a dog walking business that is not quite as big as the internet has you believe and when his awkward classmate and neighbor Corinne finds out, she blackmails him to befriend her. She would like to improve her social standing so that she can stand out on her college application and Henri agrees to help her. Henri deals with ethical questions as he tries to decide how far he is willing to go to get into Columbia and what matters most to him while he and Corinne become close. You may find out that this book is even more charming than a verb.
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