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Hundred Percent, by Karen Romano Young | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review | September 14, 2016

The last year of elementary school is big for every kid. This novel is equal parts funny and crushing, utterly honest and perfect for boys and girls alike.

 

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Written by Karen Romano Young

Publisher’s Synopsis: The last year of elementary school is big for every kid. In this novel, equal parts funny and crushing, utterly honest and perfect for boys and girls alike, Christine Gouda faces change at every turn, starting with her own nickname—Tink—which just doesn’t fit anymore. Readers will relate to this strong female protagonist whose voice rings with profound authenticity and absolute novelty, and her year’s cringingly painful trials in normalcy—uncomfortable Halloween costumes, premature sleepover parties, crushed 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 are. This book marks beloved author Karen Romano Young’s masterful return to children’s literature: a heartbreakingly honest account of what it means to be between girl and woman, elementary and middle school, inside and out—and just what you name that in-between self.

Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Chronicle Books | 2016 | ISBN-13: 978-1452138909

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Fun Stuff

Check out the Hundred Percent discussion guide.

Read an excerpt from Hundred Percent by ChronicleBooks on Scribd

About Karen Romano Young
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Karen Romano Young

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.

Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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