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Just in time for the Fall 2008 presidential election comes this fun, sassy story of politics, romance, girl empowerment, and what it means to be "popular."

Erin Bright is pretty, polished, and popular--the perfect First Daughter. Her father is the mayor of their town, so photo shoots and Inauguration balls are a part of her life. In high school, Erin is politically involved as well; her handsome boyfriend has been student council president for the past two years. But THIS ...

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Overview


Just in time for the Fall 2008 presidential election comes this fun, sassy story of politics, romance, girl empowerment, and what it means to be "popular."

Erin Bright is pretty, polished, and popular--the perfect First Daughter. Her father is the mayor of their town, so photo shoots and Inauguration balls are a part of her life. In high school, Erin is politically involved as well; her handsome boyfriend has been student council president for the past two years. But THIS election season, things change. When Erin suddenly gets passionate about an environmental cause, she decides to run AGAINST her boyfriend...and to challenge what her dad stands for! Can Erin convince her friends, and herself, that she has what it takes to lead?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
Erin Bright is the Mayor's daughter, girlfriend of the most popular boy in school, and an all-around happy girl. While helping her boyfriend, Logan, run unopposed for student council president (again), Erin learns that the school board wants to sell an empty plot of land adjacent to the school. Erin's literary idol wrote her most famous book while contemplating Everett Field, and now Erin is determined to save it from becoming a gas station. When Logan dismisses Erin's concern, Erin decides that perhaps he should not be running unopposed after all. Erin's mother discourages Erin from running, afraid she will lose her perfect boyfriend in the process, but Erin's father is supportive of her endeavor. After declaring her intent to run and her position on Everett Field, Logan stops speaking to her, and things only get worse when she discovers the intended purchaser of Everett Field is a corporation that has generously contributed to her father's reelection campaign. The nice thing about this novel is that is not as predictable as the usual young adult girl-rebels-against-family novel. While everything does not turn out quite the way Erin plans, the ride turns out to be pretty interesting, with some unexpected turns at the end. With likeable, believable characters, this novel has plenty of appeal for teen readers. This is a good addition to Young Adult collections and a great novel for teachers to use when discussing democracy and the ability of one person to make a change. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545075213
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author


Micol Ostow is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel EMILY GOLDBERG LEARNS TO SALSA, as well as 30 GUYS IN 30 DAYS, GETTIN LUCKY, and CRUSH DU JOUR. She lives and votes in New York City. You can visit her online at www.micolostow.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Amazing!

    this book has a very goo ending!! I is short and could finish is quickly! THis book is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted June 4, 2009

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    Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

    Erin Bright has always been the good girl. She stays in line and behaves herself.

    Her father is the mayor of their town, so she has to always be proper as the First Daughter of Plainsboro. And her boyfriend, Logan, is Student Council president. She's a major force behind Logan's campaign, even though Logan is running unopposed, again. Erin has never wanted the spotlight for herself.

    At least until now, she's never wanted to follow in her father's footsteps. But when she learns the news that developers want to plow up historic Everett Field, Erin has had enough. It would have been fine if Logan would have agreed to try to petition the school board to prohibit the sale of the historic field, but he says there's nothing the student body can do.

    Erin finds herself an unlikely candidate for student council president. By putting herself on the ballot, Erin may lose her boyfriend, her best friends, and her father's re-election bid, all in one swoop.

    Find out what Erin does to try to save her precious Everett Field and become the girl she didn't know she could be.

    POPULAR VOTE is a great story about a strong girl who fights for what she believes is right. Erin sticks to her principles and battles for a cause she truly believes in, even in the face of much adversity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2009

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    Popular Vote

    This is a good story when you realize the popluar-perfect people in school are not so perfect. It makes them seem more real-with a bratty edge. It's good if you are interested in student government or are just looking for a good time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2008

    Original, fun and fresh!

    Congrats to Micol Ostow for this sparkling brand new novel! Popular Vote is released this month, and I hope it will be very popular among readers, because I absolutely liked it. Micol has a very original style of writing, wich makes it very fresh. I thought it was also funny, Erin has a very funny way of telling things.

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