Hundred Percent

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$16.99  $15.80
Chronicle Books
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5.8 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Karen Romano Young has written nearly two dozen books for children, and has illustrated several, including the groundbreaking graphic novel Doodlebug and its sequel Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School). She lives in Connecticut.


"Hundred Percent is a brilliant and irresistible book about the sharp pains and joys of real life. Karen Romano Young is a writer like no other. She always finds the truest, most interesting paths to the heart."-Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me
"Karen Romano Young must be twelve. There's no other way she can possibly know what she knows about sixth grade in all its weirdness and glory. Seen and felt and conveyed with unbelievable freshness and acuity, Hundred Percent handily performs the almost-impossible feat of offering its readers a mirror to their lives without gloom or condescension."-Annie Barrows, New York Times bestselling author of the Ivy & Bean series
"Karen Romano Young has an unerring feel for the shifting alliances and uncomfortable intrigues of sixth graders. The voices are unique and the dialogue sparkles. Your heart will crack open as the cast of characters tries on one personality after the other, hoping to find the one that fits." -Ellen Wittlinger, Printz Honor-winning author of Hard Love
"An empowering look at what kids can accomplish."-Booklist
"A lovely, lovely tale full of warmth, humor, and intelligence."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Romano's characters jump off the page in a thoughtful and realistic look at what it means to be on the precipice of adolescence."-Publishers Weekly
"Perfectly captures the emotions of middle schoolers and their evolving friendships and familial relationships."-School Library Journal, starred review
"This charming book sings for any girl who doubts herself as she leaves her childhood behind."--Houston Family
"A wonderfully perceptive, humorous middle grade story about defining oneself when everything is suddenly awkward."--Kid Lit Reviews
"Readers will cheer for the sensitive, brave, fierce Tink as she tries to discover, and ultimately honor, herself."--Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review
"Sensitively portrays the way so many tweens run, stumble, and drag their feet toward adulthood."--Common Sense Media
"A spot-on depiction of that middle school knife-edge where things can go from thrilling to mortifying in a nanosecond."-School Library Connection
"Honest about the timeless ins and outs (and in-jokes) of sixth-grade dynamics."-The Horn Book Magazine
"Young evokes the joys and pains of being in sixth grade."-VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates
"An unflinching look at a girl's first steps into self-consciousness, in every sense of that word. Readers will see themselves in Tink and find a measure of hope."--The New York Times