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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain; 1 edition (June 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590389131
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590389133
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.4 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,523,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 6–9—Milo has always been "a sideline kind of guy," so his decision to run for President of the United States is a big step. Despite long odds and the fact that he cannot take office even if he receives enough votes, the campaign grows in momentum with local news coverage, a burgeoning Web site, and national television coverage. The story of his six-month campaign packs in elements of politics, teen romance, and self-realization with mixed results. The teen remains a regular guy throughout the experience—thoughtful, earnest, and likable—so most readers will empathize with his triumphs and struggles. At the same time, his ordinariness makes his successes harder to swallow. The issues he focuses on, such as changing the voting age, are not especially compelling, and his words and ideas don't seem unique enough to inspire the impact he makes on the nation. The mobilization of young voters by having a spokesperson their own age is appealing, though, and Milo's actions to capitalize on that potential seem credible. In the teens-for-president genre, Janet Tashjian's Vote for Larry (Holt, 2004) is more thought-provoking and exciting, and Dan Gutman's The Kid Who Ran for President (Scholastic, 2000) is funnier, but Condie's novel provides a sometimes intriguing look at the political process through the unlikely candidacy of a 15-year-old kid.—Steven Engelfried, Multnomah County Library, OR
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First, it's got a fun plot with warm and interesting characters.
Spence
I also thought that Condie's treatment of life and death issues was very real and timeless.
Jen B.
I really like Milo and related very well to the students in the book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jen B. on June 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
You should definitely read this book. You should definitely NOT read this book at the gym, a doctor's waiting room, at church, or anywhere else where laughing aloud to yourself will earn you some curious glances. Let me just say that I made this mistake and there are now several people who won't be stair stepping next to me anytime soon.
I was prepared to have to do some pretty heavy suspending of disbelief to buy into the plot of this story. Milo is a typical 15 year old boy who decides to do something atypical with his life--run for President of the United States! However, despite my reservations I was immediately drawn into the story and the fact that Condie made it actually seem possible for a teenager to make a significant difference on such a grand scale.
But that is only a small part of what makes this story so clever and touching. Milo not only takes on a rigorous campaign, but he does it while coming to terms with serious emotional issues that touch the lives of those he cares for the most.
This book resonated with me and I believe it will resonate with anyone who reads it. I think that readers will relate to Milo's struggle to know how to help a sister who is struggling with emotional issues, while dealing with some of his own. I also thought that Condie's treatment of life and death issues was very real and timeless.
The plot moves at a good pace and is full of humorous banter, believable relationships, inspiring ideas, and beautiful symbolism. Through it all, Milo's character development is a potent illustration of how we really are the product not only of our experiences, but how we choose to handle them. Milo is definitely my favorite candidate this year!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Spence on June 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be interesting on a few different levels. First, it's got a fun plot with warm and interesting characters. Milo is charming because he is so average in many ways. I found myself rooting for him because it felt a little like I was rooting for the good kid that (literally) lives next door. He's not eloquent, or intellectual but he is earnest and sincere.

I also enjoyed this book on a more fundamental level. Surprisingly, the theme of this book is not the at times trite "anything is possible." It is really about the important teenage issue of how the attention and love of others affects your own self esteem. This theme is developed nicely in the contrast between Milo, who would do anything to have people know who he is and Milo's sister Mara who, because of some events in her life, wishes that she could be forgotten. Both eventually realize that they can get what they are seeking. Milo achieves national recognition and Mara buries herself in near complete isolation. The interesting part comes when they realize that the kind of fulfillment that they have been seeking can't be found in the places they have looked.

I really loved this book, and I think that teenagers would love it even more. It's both exciting and deep, two things that don't often go together.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Vickers on May 20, 2008
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As an adult who enjoys YA literature, this book was so fun and refreshing to me. The author clearly feels no need to push the envelope of how many adult themes can appear in a book aimed at teenagers. Freshman for President is touching, funny, inspiring, and thoroughly enjoyable to read, all while maintaining what I'd consider a PG rating. Well done, Ally Condie!
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