Callie for President (Candy Apple Series #9)

Callie for President (Candy Apple Series #9)

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by Robin Wasserman
     
 

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Candy Apple is a fresh, fun take on fiction for girls: A new line of single titles with pep and pizzazz targeted at the solid middle-grade reader.

There are lots of things Callie Singer would like to change about her middle school. But when she finds herself accidentally in the running for student council president, she doesn't take the race too seriously. After

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Candy Apple is a fresh, fun take on fiction for girls: A new line of single titles with pep and pizzazz targeted at the solid middle-grade reader.

There are lots of things Callie Singer would like to change about her middle school. But when she finds herself accidentally in the running for student council president, she doesn't take the race too seriously. After all, Brianna Blake --- the most popular girl in school ---- is a shoo-in to win.

Then Brianna humiliates Callie in front of the whole school . . . and steals her best friend. Callie may be the underdog, but she's not going down without a fight!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Monserrat Urena
Callie Singer is just another middle school student. She has friends, and her everyday life includes the standard "perfect" popular girl. In this case, her name is Brianna Blake. She and Callie each belong in her own little sector of middle school society. But Callie never expected that she and Briana Blake would cross paths in the race for student council president. It is a race that Brianna Blake wins every year, unopposed. At first, Callie's nomination is just something that is meant to get under Brianna's skin. It has nothing to do with actually winning the election. Then, things get very personal when Brianna humiliates Callie and steals one of her best friends. The race is on! This book presents life in a normal and safe suburban world. The middle-grade infrastructure is never challenged from the outside. The source of turmoil is internal. This makes it a safe and comfortable read. The book would not be A Candy Apple Book if it were not sweet and nostalgic about the better parts of childhood. If you enjoy sweet, slice-of-everyday-life fiction … this is a good choice. If you want something edgier and darker … it is not the book for you. Reviewer: Monserrat Urena

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545022200
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Candy Apple Series, #9
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Robin Wasserman is the author of many books for teens and tweens, including the Chasing Yesterday series and a number of sweet, sassy titles in the Candy Apple line. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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