Mr. 60%

Mr % Matt Nolan is the high school drug dealer deadbeat and soon to be dropout according to everyone at his school His vice principal is counting down the days until Mr % aka Matt finally flunks out an

  • Title: Mr. 60%
  • Author: Clete Barrett Smith
  • ISBN: 9780553534665
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Matt Nolan is the high school drug dealer, deadbeat, and soon to be dropout according to everyone at his school His vice principal is counting down the days until Mr 60% aka Matt finally flunks out and is no longer his problem What no one knows is the only reason Matt sells drugs is to take care of his uncle Jack, who is dying of cancer.Meet Amanda The overly cheerfuMatt Nolan is the high school drug dealer, deadbeat, and soon to be dropout according to everyone at his school His vice principal is counting down the days until Mr 60% aka Matt finally flunks out and is no longer his problem What no one knows is the only reason Matt sells drugs is to take care of his uncle Jack, who is dying of cancer.Meet Amanda The overly cheerful social outcast whose optimism makes Matt want to hurl Stuck as partners during an after school club mandatory for Matt , it s only a matter of time until Amanda discovers Matt s secret But Amanda is used to dealing with heartbreak, and she s determined to help Matt find a way to give life 100 percent.

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    About "Clete Barrett Smith"

    1. Clete Barrett Smith

      Clete Barrett Smith s first novel, Aliens on Vacation, will be published by Disney Hyperion Books for Children in May, 2011 A sequel, part of The Intergalactic Bed Breakfast series for middle grade readers, will come out the following year A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Clete taught English, Drama and Speech at the high school level for over a dozen years and has also worked in journalism Clete received his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in January, 2010 He currently lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and two daughters.

    830 thoughts on “Mr. 60%”

    1. Ohh this is one to tug at your FEELS. I absolutely loved it!! It was a bit of a "pick up on a whim" sort of book and I'm so glad I did. It's heartwarming and it's really short, but packs a punch. And it's pretty gritty too. It's about a teen who runs drugs in order to buy medication for his dying uncle -- oh oh, that's okay. I'll wait here while you get some tissues. I UNDERSTAND. It so perfectly builds this scene of a boy and his uncle who grate against each other but LOVE each other fiercely. [...]


    2. I received an ARC copy of Mr. 60% in exchange for an honest review. Thanks goes to NetGalley as well as Crown Books for Young Readers for this advanced copy which is expected to be released August 22 2017.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 [...]


    3. 4.5 “Crying on the bus” StarsARC via NetGalleyThank 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 [...]



    4. // Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review //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 tha [...]


    5. This book packed a powerful punch in very few pages, but I do wish it had been a bit longer. You can read my full review here - skysreadingcorner.wordpress.c


    6. Funny, tender, and touching, I loved reading this book. I felt for Matt and the many challenges he faces every day. Everyone has a story, and an outside observer, like Assistant Principal Gill, might just see Matt as a selfish jerk, when, in fact, he has sacrificed himself to care for his ailing uncle. Matt’s wants or needs actually come last on his list. Refreshing to read a YA book where the two main teen characters are male and female and aren’t involved in a budding romance. At the start [...]


    7. I received this as an ARC directly from the author himself. All I had to do was ask:)! I really did like this book a lot, but I guess I didn't realize how serious it was going to be until I got into it. Matt is a great character--he is trying to hard to keep his head above water dealing drugs and taking care of his uncle who is in the end stages of cancer while also trying to go to school and graduate. Matt obviously loves his uncle so much and in spite of their somewhat caustic relationship, Ma [...]


    8. This is strange. I want to say that I liked this book. But I didn't. In fact, I borderline hated it. However, this book REALLY impressed me for about 50 pages. I don't just mean "eh, this is good." It genuinely IMPRESSED me and is the only thing saving this book from a 1 out of 5 stars rating. However, it gets SICKENINGLY sweet and bubbly and becomes the YA novel that I HATE. It went from a book that reminded me of "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock," which is a YA novel that I really like and respect [...]


    9. First of all, hooray for books that don't take me 2-months to get through!With that being said, I did enjoy this sweet and short read.The book is about a boy named Matt, a teenager rather. He's had a hard life, and to make it worse his uncle, pretty much the only person who has ever cared for, and taken care of him is dying. Matt does what he has to, to make his uncle's last days as comfortable as he can. This includes running drugs over the border. Matt is a pretty misunderstood kid. People in [...]


    10. I really liked this story. Since it's an ARC, the only thing I would change is the cover. Put the report card on the front so the title (60%) is easy to understand. I liked how the focus was on 3 characters, and the development of Matt and Amanda's friendship was realistic. 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 [...]


    11. To be honest, I picked up this book because it was written by my old high school Drama and English teacher. But I'm so glad I did. The characters in this book reminded me of people I went to school with, and I think many young adults can relate to. I think this is a book every teenager (and teacher) should read, and the moral of the story would be, "Don't judge people. You never know what is really going on with them." I really felt for Matt, who was only trying to make it through the day, one m [...]


    12. Mr. 60% deals with some heavy things in life, I felt for Matt and his situation. There was some heartfelt moments and some heartbreaking moments.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*


    13. Matt's only substitute parental caregiver, Jack, is dying of cancer and to fund their life, Matt sells drugs. Matt is intelligent but does just enough to get by in school. The school counselor assigns Matt to an after school club thinking it will help him stay on track for graduation and at that club Matt meets Amanda. Amanda befriends both Matt and Jack and Matt learns to let another person into his life. This is well written but short and the ending seems unfinished.




    14. In the humbling story, Mr. 60%, Clete Barrett Smith captures the life of an unfortunate 17 year old drug dealer who sells narcotics to kids at his high school. It reminds readers that they don’t know the home life of others around them. Clete captures this theme of not knowing what happens behind closed doors by introducing a girl named Amanda to the main character, Matt Nolan. Amanda is not Matt’s usual type, but the author manipulates a way for Matt to fall for her. The mystery of Matt’s [...]




    15. I don’t say it often but wow! This raw telling of taking care of a cancer patient really hit home. Amazing novel.


    16. I was given this book to read from Net Galley. I really really enjoyed the story and read it in one day. Matt, a high schooler, takes care of his dying uncle alone. They live in a trailer, and Matt earns money by selling drugs; it's a bad situation. Then, along comes a new friend, Amanda, and she seems to make things easier untilwell, I don't want to give anything away! :-p My criticism of this book is that it needs a MUCH better intro. I am somewhat conflicted about the ending; on one hand, it [...]


    17. 2.75-3 stars - Not Bad but Not AmazingI 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 [...]


    18. Mr. 60% has an entertaining enough premise, something I'd expect to see as the basis of a Lifetime movie special perhaps, but it also has the substance of that sort of movie. That is to say, while you may enjoy the movie or, in this case the book, while consuming it, there isn't enough meat to it to stick with you for long after you've closed the cover.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 [...]


    19. 3.5/5 stars.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 [...]


    20. Original review can be found at Freeing Fantasy. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Bloglovin.  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 a [...]


    21. Smith, Clete Barrett. Mr. 60%. Crown Books for Young Readers, 2017. Genre: FictionSummary and Anlaysis: The plot: The story's protagonist, Matt Nolan is the school's drug dealer and is viewed as a loser by everyone in his school. While he is on the verge of dropping out (hence the title), he is forced to attend an after-school club, but this is where he meets Amanda. Amanda is a social outcast in her own right, and her personality is too much for Matt to handle (she is way too glass half full fo [...]


    22. Everyone thinks they know senior Matt Nolan's story. He's the lone wolf drug supplier, too cool for school and someone who could care less about those around him. Sometimes it seems as though he only comes to school to sell his products and get paid. He does just enough to get by in his classes, hence, the reference to Mr. 60% in the title, but he's not really sure what the future holds for him. Although the opening pages in this book might predispose readers to dislike Matt, once they realize t [...]


    23. Note: I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Quotes could be changed in the published copy.This book is small. It’s less than 200 pages, but this told a beautiful and emotional story. Matt has been some kind of alone his whole life. He never had much – financially or family wise. But he always had his uncle. But Jack is dying. And Matt is struggling to keep up with the bills and keep his uncle comfortable. Passing high school with a bare minimum while dealing drugs to kee [...]


    24. Meet Matt, aka "Mr. 60%", a nickname earned thanks to just-passing grades and Matt’s habit of doing the bare minimum both academically and socially to graduate high school. The only time he engages in conversation is when he's completing a "transaction" with a classmate. Instead, he spends his time looking for more creative places to stash his "merchandise" at school so when his nemesis, the vice principal, and the on-campus cop conduct random drug searches, they turn up nada. Everyone thinks [...]


    25. Mr. 60% is short and sweet but I recommend it 100%!Mr. 60% is a teen/YA stand-alone novel by Clete Barrett Smith. I decided to read this book when I saw it offered on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Matt Nolan (Mr. 60%) is his high school’s drug dealer. Any kind of drug you want he can probably get it for you. His reputation is known by the students and assumed by the teachers. His Vice Principle has yet to catch him in the act and is just counting down the days when Matt is finally [...]


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