Hundred Percent Epub Ø 256 pages

Epub Ø Hundred Percent ð Karen Romano Young

The last year of elementary school is big for every kid Christine Gouda faces change at every turn starting with her own nickname Tink which just This was a one sitting read though several times throughout the novels I felt uncomfortable enough to think about DNFing it While the talk and worries about losing your best friend to the 'popular' crowd going through puberty moving on to the middle school etc were all age appropriate and genuine SO much of this book had my skin crawlingA girl's mother is constantly aka I lost count referred to as a slut by both adults and children for the school talent show Tink and her group stage a performance of The Rolling Stones' Honky Tonk Women complete with bar room brawl and she tried to take me upstairs for a ride but what really sealed the deal was the boy an 11 year old who told Tink multiple times that she would look good naked No NooooYes kids this age are going to swear and make comments about sex but this book took it too far Also I was a little confused by the music included Any band mentioned was something their parents would have grown up with Sonny Cher The Rolling Stones The Beatles etc I don't know if Young just doesn't know of any current bands or what but that struck me as odd

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Hundred PercentDoesn't fit any Christine navigates a year's cringingly painful trials in normalcy uncomfortable Halloween costumes premature sleepover parties ARC from Baker and TaylorLife is changing rapidly for Christine Tink Gouda Even though she and her best friend Jackie used to dress alike and be very close Tink has gotten tall and developed but Jackie is the one who has developed social savvy Their class at school seems very close and there are a lot of inside jokes and Tink finds herself at the mercy of the class jokester whom she finds herself kid of liking There is the added complication of Jackie's mom dating a man with children about the age of the girls and we see how everyone interacts and witness the many ways that Tink manages to embarrass herself over the course of a year Strengths I was really looking forward to this there is a huge demand for realistic fiction about middle school issues in my library and it's the sort of thing I like best Weaknesses This had several things that made it odd Even though it was clearly set in the present technology is mentioned many of the songs and clothing pants with whales embroidered on them seemed dated A lot of the dialogue between Jackie and Tink was set up like a play instead of incorporated into the narrative Also Tink's concerns and the language of the book seemed much like an adult looking back at middle school instead of reflecting what a current middle school student would actually think When it was just her she sometimes felt beautiful She liked herself Alone she was a sugar cube settled with firm edges and strong corners But when other people were around she thought that some of them were better smarter funnier cuter thinner hotter cooler and she felt herself come apart a little like sugar on the kitchen table spilled from a spoon Page 62 ARCWhat I really think I don't think I'll buy this one but I imagine that it will be a favorite of teachers and librarians everywhere because of the rich figurative language and introspective nature

Karen Romano Young ð Hundred Percent Doc

Hundred Percent Epub Ø 256 pages ´ The last year of elementary school is big for every kid Christine Gouda faces change at every turn starting with her own nickname—Tink—which just doesn't fit any Christine navigates a year's cringingly painful trials in normalcy—uncomfortable Halloween costumes premature sleepover parties crushed crushes aCrushed crushes and changing friendships Throughout all this Tink learns what you call yourself and how you do it has a lot to do with who you ar Karen Romano Young has captured sixth grade thinking complexities personalities conversations and attitudes perfectly ie this novel is one hundred percent spot on So many changes occur at this age Will I fit in Where will I fit in Do I want to fit in What will other kids think of me Do I care what they think of me Who are my real friends Do people change Am I changing Am I readyI read many marvelous books growing up but I wish Hundred Percent had been around then to add to the list Ms Young thanks for giving our tweens a voice and a place to feel accepted