Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election

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Synopsis:  Brit Kitridge’s plan was just to get her high school diploma and head to college and med school, but nobody can escape from fate, or is it history? The Beginner’s Guide To Winning an Election reveals our main character’s love for history, and after a summer reading books that fuel her passion for politics, Brit decides to join TM (Team Mathew), a fourteen-member group that has helped Mathew Boltanski win every election he’s ever entered. Now he’s going for the big one—student body president. By orchestrating brilliant campaigns one after the other, TM has made Matthew a national young star and promising politician who could even run for higher office in Washington. When Brit is accused of sabotaging the team, she realizes that Hawthorn High has its secrets, and someone needs to shed some light on them. The story is set in a world six years ahead of our time. Security is a constant issue. Politics isn’t black-and-white, it’s not even gray anymore. Inflation is out of control and the educational system is in crisis. But what happens when you find out what’s really going on? What do you do with secrets no one but you wants to hold up to the light?



One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I have no doubt that The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election is how campaigns are run, but in high school, that is is just down right frightening.  The story takes place in the future, 2025, in a small town of Indiana. I really liked the main character, Brit.  I found her to be extremely smart, kind, and a go getter. She never backed down even when she was told she had to drop out of the race by the principal.  She had every odd against her through out the whole campaign.  Brit continued to  stand up for what is right for her student body, for her school and for her town. 

The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election  is an interesting story with a great introduction to politics.  I would recommend this book for young readers 7-9th grade.  It would be a great additional read for a history class. 

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National best selling author Michael French is a graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University. He is a businessman and author who divides his time between Santa Barbara, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an avid mountain trekker, likes to visit developing countries, and with his wife, Patricia, started a 501(c) 3, Dollars4Schools, to support public school teachers in Santa Fe.  

He has published twenty four books, including fiction, young adult fiction, biographies, and art criticism. His novel, Abingdon's, was a bestseller and a Literary Guild Alternate Selection. His young adult novel, Pursuit, was awarded the California Young Reader Medal.

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  1. I enjoyed this one myself and I've passed it on to my friend who teaches classes at the high school, hopefully some students will enjoy it. Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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