Vote [NOOK Book]

Overview

   Kevin Spencer, the hero of Liar, Liar, Flat Broke, and Crush, has a knack for tackling big ideas and goofing up, so what's next? Politics, of course! He's running for office, and his campaign is truly unique.
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Overview

   Kevin Spencer, the hero of Liar, Liar, Flat Broke, and Crush, has a knack for tackling big ideas and goofing up, so what's next? Politics, of course! He's running for office, and his campaign is truly unique.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara Troisi
Meet Kevin Spenser—a willy-nilly kind of kid who finally has a "keeper" girlfriend. His life has been consumed with crazy schemes to snatch up the girl of his dreams throughout the first three episodes of the series—Liar, Liar, Flat Broke, and Crush. Tina Zabinski is his steady girlfriend and in order to keep her, he elects to make a lasting impression by throwing his hat into the campaign for a recently vacated student body presidential seat. After all, this cool dude is capable, gifted, and a worthy candidate. Kevin's theory is that it is undemocratic to have a contender run unopposed—he learned that in social studies class, and a good looking new guy at school and mortal enemy, CA$H, who already has a slogan, is handing out buttons and eyeing Tina. The spotlight falls on Kev as he springs into action, strategizing and analyzing his qualifications and addressing the issues that will make him electable. Friends team up to lend support as the dynamics of pre-election rules are detailed in each chapter. It is entertainment at its best for middle schoolers, as the fourteen-year-old celeb hurtles through many hilarious adventures toward his claim-to-fame. Emphasis on family, friends, and school are commendable features. The slim book promises a quick read and an enticing conclusion—Kevin is planning the world's most perfect third date with Tina! Does another Gary Paulsen series title loom in the future? Reviewer: Barbara Troisi
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Fourteen-year-old Kevin Spencer finds himself running for student-body president against handsome Cash Devine. He hadn't planned to, but now that he and Tina Zabinski, the world's best-smelling girl, have had their first date, he wants even more to impress her. If Cash wins, she may just realize that he is amazing and that Kevin is a dud. Unfortunately, Kevin's nemesis seems always to be a step ahead. A funny addition to the several books about Kevin, Vote is filled with lessons and commentary about today's political system, with subtle jibes that kids are not likely to notice. A good book for reluctant readers and fans of Paulsen's "Lawn Boy" (Random) series.—Terry Ann Lawler, Burton Barr Library, Phoenix, AZ
Kirkus Reviews
Kevin knows the buzzwords that will surely get him elected student-body president; it's unfortunate that he's running for the wrong reason. Kevin's gotten into trouble before (Crush, 2002, etc.). In this fourth, funny outing, he navigates the mostly self-created obstacles of eighth grade. This time, having achieved a first date with his new girlfriend, Tina, he realizes that a new student, good-looking Cash Devine, is running unopposed for student-body president--and capturing lots of attention in the process. That just doesn't seem right to Kevin. After all, he's the one with all of the natural leadership ability, and he knows, somehow, all of the ins and outs of campaigning. However, he might not know quite as much as Cash's campaign manager, Kevin's clever rival, Katie. The strength of this effort comes from the surfeit of hyperbole that Kevin effortlessly churns out in his rarely self-critical but frequently amusing first-person narration. Each chapter title offers yet another pithy rule for aspiring politicians: "The True Politician Deftly Sidesteps Problems That Might Arise from an Overabundance of Truth," for example. Many of these "rules" seem unlikely to arise from the brain of an eighth-grader however, making this a little less credible than others in the series. Still, especially for kids who have watched recent elections, Kevin's brand of campaigning is readily recognizable. (Fiction. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307974525
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 283,227
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gary Paulsen
GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people. His most recent books are Crush; Flat Broke; Liar, Liar; Paintings from the Cave; Lawn Boy Returns; Woods Runner; Masters of Disaster; Notes from the Dog; Mudshark; Lawn Boy; Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day; The Time Hackers; and The Amazing Life of Birds (The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech).
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Sparkleshine&co

    Spotfang(/star) until Couragestar can get back on. But even then... this has happened before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    An amazingly awesome vote - Cindeh

    Meh. You should already know my vote. xD Yus. SpotFang should recieve his nine lives. What's a clan without an active, loyal leader? Heh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Nightblaze

    Ashclan vote--Spotfang

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    AshClan Cat's, Vote Here

    SpotFang to Leader, or CourageStar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Votes are result four

    Move your votes to result four, that's where the voting is <br> <p> Some people were getting onfused and posting votes here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    No

    It should not. Although half of the cats in the revoloution are spies. They should make an even more secret place where only the most trusted cats are allowed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    No

    It should not be disbanded. Revolution arrived into a messed-up RP world: forcemating ads ran like crazy, clans were dull and inactive, and BloodClan, our only residential evil clan, became more like a chatroom than a real evil clan. Then in came the Revolution. I was so relieved when they grew to power. Finally, there was news! Excitement! Clan battles and danger that would keep any rper up late! Even though l am not part of the Revolution, l think it is spicing the RP world up a little. To those who think "Oh, but it's not fair to the poor clans they did nothing" Peace may be nice in the Warriors books, but in RP, it's just dull and boring. We needed someone to raise our spirits, and the Revolution is perfect. Please don't disband!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Revolution cat

    This is wrong. We should leave the other Clans be. They are fine even though they may not be active. I say we disband Revolution. ~a Revolution shecat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    AshClan vote ~~ Jadestone et Vapoursecret

    Spotfang, until Couragestar can be active again. Then we'll see. But we need a strong, active leader until that time comes...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    My vote

    Deathheart leader, Panther deputy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Darkmoon

    Treeclan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Cuddleshard

    Fogclan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Windhearts vote

    Boulderclan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    CLAN NAME VOTE

    If you want it to be either Treeclan or Boulderclan say so. If you want it to be something else tell me what.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Vote For Best Advertiser

    Tigerhawk, Amber or Hawkmoon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Vote foh who?

    Who?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Book

    Seems good did not read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Troll or noob

    Troll

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    My Vote!

    Writer: Ender Princess &#9818 @ the minecraft chat rooms.
    Leader: Darkness, Broken or Toxin @ Bloodclan
    Clan: Bloodclan
    Rp: all the warrior rps.
    -Cocobellybutton

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Vote

    Best Friend: Yu and the Doctor. Rper at 'ism', and they always had my back. <p>
    Best Writer: Gargamel. Wrote Operation: Crossover, which never failed to entertain me. <p>
    Best Leader: I don't wanna brag, but my character Bey Cat is the top. Rper at 'ism', and leads her small group of friends through problems. <p>
    ~Written Anonymously

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