A Beginners Guide to Winning an Election by Michael French @tlcbooktours #bookreview

Happy almost Friday y’all!

So excited for the long weekend coming up! This was a fun read perfect for both young adults and not so young adults!

My Thoughts

This book was the perfect blend of politics and teenage drama. Michael French does a marvelous job of exploring The political world in an entertaining and relatable way. This is a young adult book, but you can definitely see a crossover to today’s political climate. The book starts off with Brit excited to be on “team Mathew“, putting up posters and campaigning for the boy who has always been part of the high school political arena. When she realizes things are a little shady she finds herself being framed for something she didn’t do and eventually being kicked off the campaign. Brit is now a little disillusioned, a little hurt, and a lot angry, so she decides she is going to run against the powerhouse that is “team Mathew“. But how do you fight a dirty campaign and loads of money? Well Brit gives it a shot with the help of an amazing AP history teacher and a lot of self-confidence and integrity.

I like this book way more than I was anticipating. I was so riveted and invested in Brit and her campaign. She was such a great character you could not help but cheer for her, I found myself crossing my fingers that she was going to be the next student body president. The book is set six years in the future and this gave it a bit of a unique twist. The story really delved into the world of politics not only at the high school level but at the national level, the good, the bad, and the oh so very ugly. Even our heroine Brit got a little caught up in it all and had to make some tough decisions. This book is a great teaching tool for middle grade and high school age kids, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned some things as an adult.

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About the Book

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?

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