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The book is set in a New Jersey high school amidst a hotbed of political activity: students are voting for their school president. Perrotta's cast of characters are exaggerated but convincing. They convey adolescence as it often is--sometimes painful and frequently awkward. Tracy is the popular girl, smart and pretty, but she isn't quite as perfect as her classmates assume. A sordid affair with a teacher lurks in the shadows. Paul is the jovial football jock, but his parent's divorce has left him hurt and vulnerable. Then there is Paul's younger and geekier sister Tammy, the tormented underdog struggling with her sexuality. Plot develops through a series of mini-chapters, narrated by the main protagonists. There are also frequent interjections from Mr. M, the all-around good teacher every kid loves--the kind of teacher Hollywood loves to enshrine in sentimental flicks. A genuine crescendo of excitement and anticipation consumes the reader, as we eagerly await who has won the election. This is a novel of teenagers on the brink of adulthood, and is probably best appreciated by grownups with enough perspective on their own adolescent experiences to be able to take the bitter with the sweet. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read Election a few years after watching the wonderful film by Alexander Payne that adapted the book. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Ben Kizer
The time, the 1990s. The place, suburban New Jersey. Election by Tom Perotta is a well told tale ostensibly about a student government election at a nondescript school known as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael G.
“The logistics of a high school election are no laughing matter. At the same time you’re educating your students about democracy, you’re working to safeguard the process against... Read morePublished 5 months ago by EviePea48
Superficially, "Election" could be viewed as just another thinly veiled tribute to Gen-X ephemera of broken families and suburban malaise. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Casey Marie
When I was in high school there was a scandal. It was never clear exactly what the scandal was but for one reason or another, whether the president was into drugs or if he didn't... Read morePublished 11 months ago by pindrop notes
In the Election novel and the movie, Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon), an overachiever, had an affair with her English teacher. (It's always the English teacher. Read morePublished 23 months ago by The Writer Mo Ibrahim
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