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Popular Vote by Micol Ostow

September 8th, 2008 (08:50 am)
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Official Book Summary

Erin Bright is pretty, polished, and popular -- the perfect First Daughter. Her father is the mayor of their town, so photo shoots and Inauguration balls are a part of her life. In high school, Erin is politically involved as well; her handsome boyfriend has been student council president for the past two years.

But THIS election season, things change. When Erin suddenly gets passionate about an environmental cause, she decides to run AGAINST her boyfriend...and to challenge what her dad stands for! Can Erin convince her friends, and herself, that she has what it takes to lead?


My Two Cents

In Micol Ostow's new novel Popular Vote, Erin is a high school student, the daughter of the town mayor, and the girlfriend of the student council president. A hopeful writer, she keeps a private handwritten journal as well as a personal blog. After learning about some environmental issues facing her school and her town, she can't stay silent, and, before she knows it, her new passionate stance leads to her running against her boyfriend in the school election. It takes a lot of guts for her to speak up and sound off about a company related to her father's campaign, but she does it. Hopefully, Erin's willingness to take a stand and fight for what she thinks is right will inspire readers to do the same.

This book is a fun read. Anyone who has ever run for a student council position will appreciate Erin's campaign. Middle school and high school students know all about the politics of popularity. Popular Vote also brings up other issues: the pressures of being the child of a politician, taking action in your school and community, and taking a stand. Erin certainly gets my vote, as does author Micol Ostow.

Get Involved with the Campaign

Join the Popular Vote cyber launch party! What better way to celebrate the release of a story that concerns a teen girl, her blog, and an unexpected campaign than to blog about it?

From September 8th until September 13th, Micol Ostow will be posting Q&As at her blog. In these interviews, authors will reveal their personal brushes with popularity and politics and talk about which causes cause them to rock the vote. Each and every day, she'll be giving away a copy of Popular Vote along with a swanky matching bookmark, plus a special prize from that day's visiting author. Here's the schedule:

Monday:
Taylor Morris
Jill Santopolo
Claudia Gabel

Tuesday:
Marjeeta Geerling
Linda Gerber

Wednesday:
Liz Gallagher
Tricia Rayburn

Thursday:
Nancy Krulik
Kelly Parra

Friday:
Paul Ruditis
Erin Dionne

Comments

Posted by: taylormorris (taylormorris)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)

Yay for election books! I'll be there at Micol's party and I'll have a HUGE prize to giveaway. Hope to see lots of people there!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)

Fantastic!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
how fun is this?

And with my super hero new editor Jill Santopolo, too.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 9th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: how fun is this?

Fun it is! Hello, anonymous soul!

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