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The Art of Picking Up Girls (and Other Dangerous Things)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  26 reviews
A brand-new contemporary novel from bestselling author Eric Walters Still reeling from a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, Graham Fox is less than thrilled to have to move to a new city and switch schools for senior year. But his decision to keep his head down and just get through the year is quickly challenged by Ethan Frost, former basketball player and trouble make ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Razorbill
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Kurloz I agree offense to girls like me was in there. But I happen to have loved it. YOU are a jerk Soran. Burning every copy? You aren't Eliza Hamilton. Tor…moreI agree offense to girls like me was in there. But I happen to have loved it. YOU are a jerk Soran. Burning every copy? You aren't Eliza Hamilton. Torture a book? Impossible, Imbecile. You can't torture it as it isn't alive. Eric Walters is a great author. He could write better than you could dream of. I am not being mean, well I'm not trying to. But think before you write. I just had to get this out. Great apologies. (less)

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Another great book by Eric Walters. This one follows Graham and his adventures with his new friend, smooth talking lady killer, Ethan. The rapport between Graham and Ethan was often funny and witty.

The only thing I thought was odd was that at times the dialogue felt a little unrealistic. I've never met teenage boys that talked so politely to each other, or were so honest about their feelings. I mean it would be nice if this was the norm but as such it isn't, and it took me out of the story a li
Ms. Yingling
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Graham's family has moved from a small town to a much bigger city at the beginning of his senior year, and he's not pleased. He's never been the "new kid" before, and he's not looking forward to it. Fortunately, Ethan Frost is assigned to be his guide as punishment for having been out drinking. He's taken a fall for the football team, and they're not supposed to be seen with him, so he needs a new friend and wingman. Thus begins Graham's social whirl. Ethan likes to go to
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
3 stars. It was good, but could have been better. I liked this book up until the end! TOO MUCH DRAMA AND STUFF GOING ON!
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was really great for me. It was like a John Green book but more for guys. I would recommend it to any males who enjoy reading the genre every so often. It’s very character heavy and slightly predictable but it worked extremely well still.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I love the writing style and everything flowed nicely. I'm also glad the characters learned their lesson. ...more
Jason McCoy
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An unbelievably entertaining and worth while book. It's funny, and makes you think. It reads nicely and worth the time. Glad to say that I teared up during the last chapter and I would be shocked if someone could say they didn't! ...more
Jam✧・゚: *
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
It's almost like a teenage version of Barney and Ted's runs in the wingman series. The characters are highly relateable and hilarious. While it wasn't anything out of the ordinary, the prose andd the flow of the story ensured that I do not put the book for the next hour or so of my picking it. Ethan's backstory, while not uncommon, surely tugged at my heartstrings. Graham Fox, on the other hand, (bless his soul) is not unlike many of us: reeling from a bad break-up and trying to seek ways to men ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a nice read more 3.5 stars.

Graham Fox has just moved to a new town when he meets Ethan Frost and Ethan is funny somewhat special he's a dick too but also genius. So there were times where I wanted to strangle but Ethan he made me laugh to and some of his crazy shit did sound logical.

Graham is a good guy. I liked the way his character developed and that he stayed true to his new friendship.
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Dnf'd after chapter 2. I am not actually the kind of reader to dnf a book. In fact, this would be the first one. I just couldn't finish it. No way. The characters, the dialogues, nothing felt good to me.

I won't discourage anyone from reading it just because I didn't like it. Go on, judge your own way.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Jackson Floe
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Was a very interesting book and I could not put down the book it taught me a lot I definitely recommend it to 13 year old boys or boys in their teens
Chris Constantinou
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Insanely amazing read I have no complaints.
It's easy too follow and is such a good book I highly recommend it.
Tova Stolovitsky
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it
I really like Eric Walters but this one just did not hit the spot. It was not my kind of book but if you like romance this is the book for you.
Jan 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
I can concede that 9/10 times men do not know how to write young women and it is increasingly frustrating.
Nikita Fox
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first few chapters didn't catch my attention but by chapter 4 I was into it. I actually didn't pick up the book for a few days but today picked it back up and finished it and loved it.

I loved all the characters but my only complaint is that we don't get to find out more about Ethan! I definitely recommend this book.
Judy L
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Art That True Love Seeks
Review by: Judy Lee
Walter, Eric. The Art Of Picking Up Girls. Ontario: Penguin Group, 2016. Print.

This is not only a guide on how to pick up girls, but a book that explores what true love really is. Eric Walters transforms a basic romance plot to a whole new level with a twist in the middle and makes the audience curious to what is going to happen next, and a heartwarming ending that is impossible to fault.
Graham Fox, wants to get over a breakup, and Ethan Frost help
Cheriee Weichel
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Graham Fox has just moved from a small town where the high school had 400 students to a larger city with a high school filled with 2500 of them. The good thing about the move is that he is away from his ex girlfriend who broke up with him and started dating his former best friend. Unfortunately he is now in a position where he has no friends and it is his last year of high school. Luckily, shortly after his arrival, Ethan Frost introduced himself as Graham's guide. Ethan was kicked off the footb ...more
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
The Art of Picking Up Girls, by Eric Walters, was a bit of a disappointment for me. Graham Fox has to start over 3 weeks into his senior year of high school after his father is transferred, and that’s on the heels of his long-time girlfriend breaking up with him and immediately starting to date his best friend. He is befriended by Ethan, who like Graham just wants to avoid serious relationships. He takes Graham under his wing, sharing his theories on women and dating, dragging Graham into a seri ...more
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Once in a while it is good to try reading teen fiction to stay current with teenagers. When Graham moves to a big city and befriends womanizer Ethan, he is intrigued by his new friend's ability with females. At times their language is a bit difficult to believe while they manipulate a series of young women. Did enjoy his relationship with Raine, who seems more mature than both of the boys put together. ...more
J Pouliot
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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So cute. It really comments on how hypocritical we are in our shallowness. We say it's personality and inner beauty that counts, when we are superficial, judgy and refuse to accept the ugly, inside and out. ...more
Edrine Marie
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be such a touching and cute story.
Sep 27, 2020 rated it liked it
There was a lot of drama going on with this book. I liked it but the story could've improved more. ...more
Dirga IP
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining. Many to learn, some trick to try. Love it
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Eric was born in Toronto in 1957, which makes him "real old". But, as Eric says, "Just because I have to grow old doesn't mean that I have to grow up!" In his many roles as parent, teacher, social worker, youth sports coach and writer he is in constant contact with children and young adults. He draws from these experiences and feels that this helps him to capture the realistic interaction between ...more

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