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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Interesting, easy to read, characters who feel real.

My favorite character was Tammy Warren, so many of the scenes with her were my favorites. A high school story that I could relate to.

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Just don’t expect it to be anything special. The characters are entertaining; they are all interesting and hold different perspectives.

So he persuades Paul Warren—a well-liked, good-hearted jock—to throw in his hat. Dec 09, Suzanne rated it it was amazing.

Detailed Review Summary of Election by Tom Perrotta

This is a good introduction to the writings of Perrotta More than any other is the montage where Tammy’s falling in love with the girl from Catholic school I think her name is Jenny?


She was great in the film, but much deeper and more sympathetic in the novel. I’m almost certainly predisposed to give this book 5 stars given my intense love for the film, so take me with a grain of salt. It gave me great joy the depiction of the pervert high school teacher and his “Sensitive middle-aged man music” enter the Lionel Ritchie.

The basic plotline itself is a little bizarre: I also love Tom Perrotta, so that wasn’t dlection difficult to imagine. Oct 01, Pages Buy. Paperbackpages. Combined with the break-up of his marriage, he has nowhere else to go.

Election Book Summary and Study Guide

In the name of democracy eletion not to mention a simmering grudge against Tracy Flick — Mr. M’s effort to silence Flick in everything she does. Lists with This Book.

But this nifty little story, with its staccato jumps from character to character as the voice of narration, as well as Perro I am a nearly-rabid fan of the movie version of Tom Perrotta’s “Election”, and it recently occurred to me that I had never read the book!

Election is an interesting spin for Perrotta–it’s the only novel he has written where the P. Maybe when Tracey is older and feels a young whipper snapper breathing down her neck would she feel any sympathy for her old teacher. Feb 13, Karen Germain rated it it was amazing. I’m very impressed with Perrotta’s writing. Highly recommend to anyone who has read Perotta before, or anyone who enjoys the high school as a setting. There were great things in the book. The tone of this story is darkly funny, which works well to poke fun at the seriousness with which high school students take seemingly meaningless positions such as student council president.


The fact that the adults seem hardly more mature than the students works well to drive home the humor of this story. Lots of insight into human nature Or just a regular ci Since early high school, I’ve read this book four times: The novel is masterfully constructed and Perrotta really does well working with the difficult vignette structure.

The sensibility is very true to life in the sense that it gets at the crux of some existential problems both for high school students and teachers, but exaggerates them enough that it becomes hilarious as well. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Jul 07, Lauren rated it it was amazing.