Meet Amanda. The overly cheerfu ...more
Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith is exactly as the title states – sixty percent. This is an average book with nothing unique, outstanding or memorable about it. There is nothing to critique, rant about, acclaim. Everything that happens in this book is typical, ordinary and all together bland. I w ...more
4.5 “Crying on the bus” Stars
ARC via NetGalley
Thank you, Crown Books for Young Readers!!!
Sometimes a story will just get under your skin and tug at your heart. Sometimes you won’t even see it coming. That’s what happened with Mr. 60%.
First, let me say I love this title. It’s unique, memorable and it has an important meaning to the story, which always makes me happy. A title that has a clear connection to the story is one of my favorite things ever!
When I started reading Mr. 60%, I was immediate ...more
it's sad because I was actually so excited to finally be able to read this book :((
"She didn't know it wasn't a choice. He was alone."
I just found this book so sad and depressing and I could not find it in myself to be able to connect with any of the characters. Though, I did start to feel some of the characters much more midway through the book. The story and the plot was really slow and I cannot find the point of everything ...more
I'm drawn to YA that touches on the dark side of life, and I think this book would appeal to anyone who loved ELEANOR & PARK. ...more
Mr 60% follows the story of Matt who is taking care of his Uncle Jack who is been sick for quite some time. Matt is barely passing school and he's also selling drugs on the side to make money to pay for pain medication for his uncle.
I went into the story not really expecting what I read. Although it was short, the author managed to make me feel connected to the characters and the story itself evoked so much sadness. It was such a good story in that I felt it ...more
I don't know where some got the idea that this is a teen love story. Did you read the book?!?! I recommend this for reluctant readers since it's short and has interesting characters. Uncle Jack's death was well-written. It di ...more
This is well written but short and the ending seems unfinished. ...more
I will be honest, I was not a fan of the narrative. I would have much rather it be from Matt's point of view. Also, this story was way too short. I would have liked to get to know Matt and Amanda more.
*I received an arc from netgalley and the publisher for an honest review* ...more
I had such high expectations for this book. The title, Mr. 60%, was the first thing that got my attention. Then I read the premise – it sounded interesting, gritty, and heart-wrenching. I couldn’t wait to finally get into it and was seriously looking forward to “ALL THE FEELS.” Sadly… I ended up having a lot of mixed feelings. There were some good things about this book, but it just didn’t WOW me like I thought it would.
My main problem with this book is the ...more
The main character Matt is dealing drugs in his high school to pay for his uncle's pain management medication due to cancer. Told from his perspe ...more
I received this as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Mr. 60% is about a boy named Matt who does the bare minimum in school and sells drugs on the side in order to care for his uncle who had been diagnosed with cancer. He soon gets told in order to pass, he needs to join a club and this is where he meets Amanda, the loveliest girl he could possibly meet.
Clete Barrett Smith managed to make my eyes water while reading this book. Cancer is a heavy topic, especial ...more
ARC of Mr. 60% provided through NetGalley for an honest review.
First starting this book I was immediately put off. The writing felt as if it was lacking a lot of emotion and I felt like I was being told Matt's actions rather than his deep down feelings. That being said, I'm glad I read the whole book.
Matt was a moody, surly, sarcastic teenage boy. Unlike most teenage boys he was also th...more