Popular Vote

Popular Vote

by Micol Ostow


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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 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545075213
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About 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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Popular Vote 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
xhollishx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Erin Bright is use to being in the spotlight. Her dad's the town mayor, so she's the first daughter and her boyfriend is always the student council president, so she's also the first girlfriend. She's never questioned her role, she just always takes it on. Fashion, school, and helping with campaigns is what her life always consists of and she doesn't expect it to change. But, the time for change comes, when a big company, Caswell Corporation, tries to buy out Everett Field, a sacred place to Erin, where she had not only her magical first date with Logan, but it's the place where her idol wrote the famous book, Restless Nature, that Erin uses as inspiration. When Erin mentions to Logan that he should help save the field, it becomes a major sore spot for both of them. It ultimately results in Erin standing up for what she believes in, by running for office against him, and trying to save the field herself. This brings even more problems to Erin, considering the company trying to put a gas station over Everett Field, is none other than Caswell Corporation, the company that is standing behind her dad in his election campaign. Should Erin just keep her mouth shut for the sake of her dad's campaign or should she fight for what she believes in?Popular Vote is a fast and entertaining read. Ms. Ostow's writing is catchy and she even uses blogging as a major point in her book, which we can all relate to. I like how Erin is headstrong and doesn't break when Logan doesn't agree with her and she decides to run against him. I honestly can say that I didn't see a slow point in this book. It's fast paced and the hits keep coming. I can't wait to read more from Micol Ostow! Bravo!
theepicrat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had imagined an all-out fiasco where hilarious sabotage plays a center-stage, but that was surprisingly not the case. Although I am a little sad that we do not see Erin black-markering a mustache on Logan's posters, I am more happy that Erin and Logan stay pretty classy and focused more on their actual campaign. Popular Vote becomes a more thoughtful read from this approach, instead of an outrageous, I-can't-believe-they-did-that comedy.The characters and story might have used a little more depth, but overall it was an enjoyable read if you are in the mood for something quick and light. A blog entry by Erin precedes each chapter, giving us another way to dive into her character, and it is also presented with comments from side characters. The sad thing is that the website is not actually up-and-running (I know 'cause I checked...unless I typed it in wrong). Not a whole lot of romance in this book, but the little bit there is surprised me at how it turned out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book has a very goo ending!! I is short and could finish is quickly! THis book is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.