Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe

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Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe
Author Bette Greene
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young-adult fiction
Publisher Puffin Books
Publication date
1974
Media type Print
Awards Newbery Honor (1975)
Followed by Get On Out of Here, Philip Hall

Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe is a children's novel written by Bette Greene that was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1975. The book was published in 1974 by Puffin Books. It is the first of three novels to feature protagonist Beth Lambert and her friend Philip Hall. The sequels are titled Get On Out of Here, Philip Hall, and I've Already Forgotten Your Name, Philip Hall.

The book is set in rural Arkansas in the late 20th century. Eleven-year-old Beth Lambert is second-best at almost everything in school, from math to sports. She doesn't mind, though, because she's second only to Philip Hall. Over the course of the novel, she begins to grapple with the idea that perhaps she's letting Philip beat her so he'll remain her friend.