Mercy on These Teenage Chimps (Paperback)

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Description


On his thirteenth birthday, Ronnie woke up feeling like a chimp—all long armed, big eared, and gangly. He's been muddling through each gawky day since. Now his best friend, Joey, has turned thirteen, too—and after Joey humiliates himself in front of a cute girl, he climbs a tree and refuses to come down. So Ronnie sets out to woo the girl on Joey's behalf. After all, teenage chimps have to stick together.

Acclaimed author Gary Soto tells a fun and touching story about friendship, understanding, and the painful insecurities of being thirteen.

About the Author


Gary Soto's first book for young readers, Baseball in April and Other Stories, won the California Library Association's Beatty Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He has since published many novels, short stories, plays, and poetry collections for adults and young people. He lives in Berkeley, California. Visit his website at www.garysoto.com.

Praise For…


"[A] lighthearted, off-beat slice of life . . . Breezy and entertaining."--Kirkus Reviews
"This rollicking novel about the painful beginnings of adolescence should have wide appeal."--The Horn Book


Product Details
ISBN: 9780152062156
ISBN-10: 0152062157
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 1st, 2008
Pages: 160
Language: English