From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up-Samantha has bombed her SATs, and her prospects for college are looking dim. What can she do to redeem herself in the eyes of college admissions? Head cheerleader isn't exactly awe inspiring, so she decides that politics is her salvation, and she begins her campaign for student body president with the help and support of her fellow cheerleaders. Branching out of her clique to enlist others to help leads to a bet with Logan, her eighth-grade boyfriend, that she cannot go two weeks without insulting someone. In the process, Samantha makes new friends, loses old ones, dates a hunk from her past, and learns something about character. Readers who find comfort in a familiar plot will be drawn to this book because the standard "hate him, love him" device finds form in the romances here. The characters are all familiar as well, so there are no surprises. Teens who are looking for a predictable, comfortable love story will be most taken with this novel.Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI
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About the Author
Janette Rallison is the author of Playing the Field; All's Fair in Love, War, and High School; and Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws. She lives with her husband and their five kids, in Chandler, Arizona, where she continues to dream up book titles that use a whole lot of commas.