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This is the story of two young boys named Ronnie and Joey who have hit puberty and they think they have turned into chimps They suddenly need to shower, their arms hang down by their knees, and they are interested in girls When Joey is humiliated in front of the prettiest girl he s ever seen he climbs a tree and wont come down Ronnie tries to save his friend s reputation while learningabout himself This is a funny insight into the new and exciting life of puberty and what every male ha This is the story of two young boys named Ronnie and Joey who have hit puberty and they think they have turned into chimps They suddenly need to shower, their arms hang down by their knees, and they are interested in girls When Joey is humiliated in front of the prettiest girl he s ever seen he climbs a tree and wont come down Ronnie tries to save his friend s reputation while learningabout himself This is a funny insight into the new and exciting life of puberty and what every male has to go through in order to find themselves and grow up I enjoyed this book, i thought it was funny and interesting I did not connect with it since i am not a male who is going through or has gone through puberty, but i think young boys would find this book funny and insightful There 19s a great storyline here Lots of funny moments Lots of sweet, sincere moments too This book would be perfect, if not for the fact that the narrator sounds too much like a middle aged writer trying to sound like a middle schooler Ronnie Gonzalez is 13, and coming to terms with the fact that he feels like a chimpanzee His ears stick out, his legs are too short 13 making his arms extend below his knees, he likes bananas a lot, and he smells bad after only a few hours of running around There 19s a great storyline here Lots of funny moments Lots of sweet, sincere moments too This book would be perfect, if not for the fact that the narrator sounds too much like a middle aged writer trying to sound like a middle schooler Ronnie Gonzalez is 13, and coming to terms with the fact that he feels like a chimpanzee His ears stick out, his legs are too short 13 making his arms extend below his knees, he likes bananas a lot, and he smells bad after only a few hours of running around playing his chimp like games Ronnie and his best friend Joey, another boy in the throes of puberty, are at their best when discussing, and acting out, their thoroughly primate behaviors They climb roofs and gym rafters, they support each other in their love of eating and their fearful angry complaints about Coach Bear, and they both babble incoherently in the presence of Jessica 13 the obligatory cute girl But when Ronnie is left to his thoughts, these are some of the sentences that result 1CMy uncle had always been cheap, but he could chew your ears with a good story His talk was free, costing nothingthan the air from his lungs 1D And here 19s Ronnie describing another 13 year old he finds within a teen help book 1CThe book was so old, the boy had to be an elderly man by now, or possibly dead and in his grave I had to wonder whether he ever found love 1D And I have to wonder when 13 year olds started musing like eerily succinct psychotherapists It 19s important to emphasize that the narration is my only significant complaint Ronnie is a great guy, and a funny guy, and a model for Middle School chimpanzees everywhere I think this book was pretty good and that s coming from someone that doesn t like reading. Reviewed by Mechele R Dillard for TeensReadToo.comHow many books capture the angst of the teenage girl her changing body, her constant mood swings, her unpredictable complexion and her yearning for attention from the boy of her dreams Hundreds Thousands Now, how many books take the opposite point of view how many books go into the mind of the teenage boy and capture his frustration with his seemingly disproportionate body His struggles to understand the crooked road that is life p 123 Reviewed by Mechele R Dillard for TeensReadToo.comHow many books capture the angst of the teenage girl her changing body, her constant mood swings, her unpredictable complexion and her yearning for attention from the boy of her dreams Hundreds Thousands Now, how many books take the opposite point of view how many books go into the mind of the teenage boy and capture his frustration with his seemingly disproportionate body His struggles to understand the crooked road that is life p 123 And, of course, the blush of first love unrequited, but first, nevertheless As any reader of young adult fiction knows, books unabashedly delving into the struggles of life as a teenage boy don t come along often Author Gary Soto examines the everyday life of the adolescent male in MERCY ON THESE TEENAGE CHIMPS According to newly teenaged Ronnie, the transformation from boy to chimp begins on one s thirteenth birthday I examined my reflection in the bathroom mirror What was this The peachy fuzz on my chin The splayed ears The wide grin that revealed huge teeth I wiggled my ears My nose appeared flatter than ever p 1 And, so begins this inevitable leg of the transformation from boy to man The most intriguing aspect of this story is the sensitivity Soto explores in the characters of Ronnie and his best friend, Joey Too often in our society, boys are taught that they are required to lose or, at minimum, hide their sensitivity, lest they be considered less of a man as they mature Throughout the story, the reader is privy to Ronnie s innermost thoughts and fears, some of which he shares with Joey Do you think any girls will like us p 4 is one question met with silence from his best friend well, silence and Joey s attempt to spit on his cat Still, such raw honesty between males is eye opening, refreshing, and too rarely conveyed in young adult literature At times, the constant stream of chimpanzee references become a bit grating, but the honesty of the characters trumps this particular negative Soto s MERCY ON THESE TEENAGE CHIMPS works, for male and female readers alike, comforting adolescent males and assuring females that, yes, the boys have the same awkward, frightening fears as the girls, whether they are open about their feelings or not Have mercy I really could not get into this book I started reading it and had to put it down I ended up only reading a couple chapters of this book because I really could not get into it I think if the book was about two girls and not two boys I may have beeninterested although I don t know.Summary Mercy on These Teenage Chimps is about two friends, Ronnie and Joey They have both just turned thirteen and Ronnie has started experiencing some chimp like abilities It s about the friendship of thes I really could not get into this book I started reading it and had to put it down I ended up only reading a couple chapters of this book because I really could not get into it I think if the book was about two girls and not two boys I may have beeninterested although I don t know.Summary Mercy on These Teenage Chimps is about two friends, Ronnie and Joey They have both just turned thirteen and Ronnie has started experiencing some chimp like abilities It s about the friendship of these two boys and how they grow into themselves as young men and the insecurities that go along with being thirteen years old.I would work with the students on the usage of similes and metaphors through this book I would pick out a few as follows and have the class do them together then have students go off in pairs to findin the book Something else to do with the class would be to teach students about the different feelings and things that go on with your body and mind as you are growing into yourself as a teenager this would be something for the older of the age group Similes The pang was like a fishhook in my heart p 5 Joey s face dropped like an old heavy sunflower p 21 Two dusty dogs lay by the road like roadkill p 31 Metaphors Coach roasted my ears with hurtful words p 21 My legs buzzed p 101 There s a great storyline here Lots of funny moments Lots of sweet, sincere moments too This book would be perfect, if not for the fact that the narrator sounds too much like a middle aged writer trying to sound like a middle schooler Ronnie Gonzalez is 13, and coming to terms with the fact that he feels like a chimpanzee His ears stick out, his legs are too short making his arms extend below his knees, he likes bananas a lot, and he smells bad after only a few hours of running around pla There s a great storyline here Lots of funny moments Lots of sweet, sincere moments too This book would be perfect, if not for the fact that the narrator sounds too much like a middle aged writer trying to sound like a middle schooler Ronnie Gonzalez is 13, and coming to terms with the fact that he feels like a chimpanzee His ears stick out, his legs are too short making his arms extend below his knees, he likes bananas a lot, and he smells bad after only a few hours of running around playing his chimp like games Ronnie and his best friend Joey, another boy in the throes of puberty, are at their best when discussing, and acting out, their thoroughly primate behaviors They climb roofs and gym rafters, they support each other in their love of eating and their fearful angry complaints about Coach Bear, and they both babble incoherently in the presence of Jessica the obligatory cute girl But when Ronnie is left to his thoughts, these are some of the sentences that result My uncle had always been cheap, but he could chew your ears with a good story His talk was free, costing nothingthan the air from his lungs And here s Ronnie describing another 13 year old he finds within a teen help book The book was so old, the boy had to be an elderly man by now, or possibly dead and in his grave I had to wonder whether he ever found love And I have to wonder when 13 year olds started musing like eerily succinct psychotherapists It s important to emphasize that the narration is my only significant complaint Ronnie is a great guy, and a funny guy, and a model for Middle School chimpanzees everywhere Joey and Ronaldo are besties They ve known each other forever and hang out every day They just turned thirteen and the craziest thing happened they ve turned into chimps Okay Well, not for realz chimps But they sure as heck feel like chimps You see, it sfiguratively speaking Puberty onset, arms appear longer than body, ears stick out just so, the whole nine yards And then the worst thing possible could happen Joey gets embarrassed in front of his dream girl Quit acting like suc Joey and Ronaldo are besties They ve known each other forever and hang out every day They just turned thirteen and the craziest thing happened they ve turned into chimps Okay Well, not for realz chimps But they sure as heck feel like chimps You see, it sfiguratively speaking Puberty onset, arms appear longer than body, ears stick out just so, the whole nine yards And then the worst thing possible could happen Joey gets embarrassed in front of his dream girl Quit acting like such a monkey the coach shouted while Joey climbed up the bleachers to capture the runaway balloon that Jessica lost grip of.A monkey If that s what everyone thought he was, then that s how he would live The very next day, Joey climbs up the tree in the front of his house and decides that he s going to stay put Ronaldo does not believe his best friend until he sees the truth Joey has created a home up in the tree Knowing he must help his bud out, he decides the only thing he can do is track down dream girl Jessica Maybe if she tells Joey that he s not a monkey all will go back to normal.This is a really quick fun read If you have a reluctant reader this will probably pull them in Especially a boy It s not one of those books I m gonna rave about, but I dig Soto, so sure check it out another favoreads contender this one features a hispanic protagonist who is smack dab in the middle of that most awkward of adolescent stages the magic months when he morphs from a boy to a teenager he and his friend bemoan the fact that their arms are so long while their legs still haven t grown to match, the fact that their ears stick out and acne is blooming on their faces, and just their general awkwardness the friend rescues a balloon from the rafters of the gym for a pretty girl and the another favoreads contender this one features a hispanic protagonist who is smack dab in the middle of that most awkward of adolescent stages the magic months when he morphs from a boy to a teenager he and his friend bemoan the fact that their arms are so long while their legs still haven t grown to match, the fact that their ears stick out and acne is blooming on their faces, and just their general awkwardness the friend rescues a balloon from the rafters of the gym for a pretty girl and the coach yells at him calls him a chimp and his feelings are hurt he decides to live in a tree and the rest of the book is the main character not living in a tree trying to run around town to do things to help his friend feel better enough to come down get the coach to apologize, find the pretty girl and get her to talk to him, etc a delightfully light hearted book I read this because it is required reading for one of my reading groups There were parts that were pretty funny, but I fear that my 8th graders will only think it s lame I thought the chimp metaphor was funny, and the other animal metaphors were also appropriate It was a fast, easy read for younger readers. `READ BOOK ☂ Mercy on These Teenage Chimps ☘ 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 togetherAcclaimed author Gary Soto tells a fun and touching story about friendship, understanding, and the painful insecurities of being thirteen