If you have a child who is currently reading middle-grade fiction or if you just happen to like that genre yourself, then “Hundred Percent” might be for you. This gripping review – titled “Hundred Percent’: A Middle-Grade Book About Friendship, Loyalty and Self-Awareness” – is about a recent release, a middle-grade novel which pans younger readers towards important character traits and personality-building.
- I clearly remember being 11 years old and scrutinizing my mother in our kitchen, wondering if I would ever be like her.
- Young’s coming-of-age story is timeless, though it suffers from being set in the not-too-distant past.
- This book’s real strength is not in its plot or its few illustrations, though, but in the feeling it evokes so skillfully.
“Her treatment of the girls’ friendship, though, feels contemporary and fresh, especially when the circle girls turn on Jackie. Jackie doesn’t even need a bra yet, but she dances provocatively and seems more interested in boys than any of the other girls.”