A far cry from Sweet Valley High, this wry, engaging story of a high-school election in a New Jersey town a couple of exits away from Glen Ridge is. Reese Witherspoon played Tracy Flick in Election. MTV Films. Novelist Tom Perrotta’s books have become one of our most consistently. Tracy Flick wants to be President of Winwood High. She’s one of those ambitious girls who finds time to do it all: edit the yearbook, star in the musical, sleep with.

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But this nifty little story, with its staccato jumps from character to character as the voice of narration, as well as Perrotta’s talent for creating voices the reader practically hears out loud, stands on its own two feet, apart from my movie-love.

Election by Tom Perrotta

Open Preview See a Problem? I don’t know they do it sometimes and not other times. Best scene in story: Wow, this one sure zips along at a breakneck pace.

Ho sempre desiderato insegnare. As Winwood High experiences election fever, Mr. Please try again later. Un libro che cattura il lettore dall’incipit. Jul 07, Lauren rated it it was amazing. Oct 01, Pages. To ask other readers questions about Electionplease sign up.


However, this works well because we can understand his underlying logic. I loved the ending of the film when the teacher, Mr. In Electionhe does a wonderful job of isolating the labels: As a mentioned before, Tracy, despite being the star of this novel, receives the fewest and shortest vignettes if you discount the few vignettes from the janitor near the end of the novel.

Can’t wait for the release of The Leftovers later this month. Why does that sound so familiar?

Election Book Summary and Study Guide

M’s effort to silence Flick in everything she does. Oct 08, Anne rated it it was amazing. First off, Tracy is not more sexual in the book. The novel is masterfully constructed and Perrotta really does well working with the difficult vignette structure.

It’s hilarious how these selfish high school characters morph into the political stereotypes we all know by now, and somehow Mr.

View all 3 comments. Want to Read saving…. The action flows really well, and he does a good job of hooking the reader into the story. This page was last edited on 18 Juneat But I enjoyed it This book is Perrotta perrootta some of his breeziest.

I freaking hated The Wishbones. Like the film, the novel provided me with la Election was one of the first films I remember seeing that opened my eyes to the wonderful world of non-blockbuster, non-action, non-broad comedy films. A pitiful and unhinged man does everything in his power to make sure that a female candidate loses an election. The entwining of sex and politics the book was written during the Clinton administration?


The fact that the adults seem hardly more mature than the students works well to drive home the humor of this story. The whole idea was to educate these suburban New Jersey teenagers in bg democratic process and the American way.

Although the film does add her saying “Fuck perortta, Mr. And as subversive as the movie is, I think the book is slightly better. I loved it in a very different way than the movie, and that is a very, very big compliment, coming from yours truly. Who really cares who gets elected President of Winwood High School?