Seven Percent of Ro Devereux

HarperTeen. Jan. 2023. 320p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780063255036.
Gr 10 Up–Ro Devereux has created an app for her senior project that is based on the classic game of MASH (Mansion Apartment Shack House), which can predict a user’s future with 93 percent accuracy. To gain interest from a potential investor, Ro must test out the app herself and prove that it works. The app declares Alistair Miller, her childhood best friend who hasn’t spoken to her since an incident between them during their freshman year, as her perfect match. Will she convince Miller to play this game with her, and if so, what will this app ultimately prove to Ro, Miller, and possibly the world? This story isn’t simply a teen romance with an enemies-to-lovers trope. It’s also about finding yourself and realizing that life is unpredictable. The author provides excellent insight on life and relationships in this debut that teens can take away from this beautiful, slow-burn contemporary romance. Main characters present as white, with one supporting character cued Black. There are bisexual and gay secondary characters.
VERDICT Fans of Rachel Lynn Solomon and John Green will not be able to put this one down. It will fit right in with the YA collection of any public library.

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