Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book Review: Phillip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe.

Publisher: Open Road
Format: eARC
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Pages: 144
Where I Got It: Netgalley from the publisher
Check it out on: Amazon | Goodreads

Philip Hall is the cutest, smartest boy in the sixth grade, and Beth Lambert loves him. The fact that he beats her in classwork, sports, and almost everything else doesn't bother Beth at first. Then she realizes that Philip might be best because she's letting him beat her. Beth knows that she deserves to be Number One--and she's going to prove it! This funny, universal story of a girl learning that she matters in the world has delighted readers for over twenty years.

A wonderfully endearing book told in short stories from chapter to chapter, "Phillip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe." was a great quick read. The dialogue is written in Southern dialect which is both charming and hard to understand all the time. Even so, I still really enjoyed these little tales.

It made me think of those Carolyn Harwood Betsy books, also short adventures from chapter to chapter. The only major difference is that this book seemed to gel it all together somehow and keep you interested even as an adult.

I look forward to checking out other books in the series!


  1. i little short for me
    rad review

  2. Aww, this looks adorably cute. Sounds like she learns a valuable lesson about herself and boys. I'd actually love to know how this all comes together and ends. Nice review!


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