Election: a novel

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A suburban New Jersey high school teacher confronts a student-body election gone haywire in this darkly comic novel by the author of The Wishbones. Scheduled for release as a feature film in 1998, starring Matthew Broderick.

Who really cares who gets elected President of Winwood High School? Nobody -- except Tracy Flick. Tracy's one of those students of boundless energy and ambition who somehow finds the time to do everything -- edit the school paper, star in the musical, sleep with her favorite teacher. Her heart is set on becoming President of Winwood, and what Tracy wants, Tracy gets. With weeks to go before election day, her victory is nearly a foregone conclusion.

And that's just the problem, according to Mr. M -- a.k.a. Jim McAllister, faculty, advisor to the Student Government Association and a popular Winwood history teacher. In the name of democracy -- not to mention a simmering grudge against Tracy Flick -- Mr. M recruits the perfect opposition candidate. Paul Warren is a golden boy, a football hero with a brain and a heart, eager to bulk up his meager resume.

As Winwood High experiences election fever, Mr. M is distracted by a sudden attraction to his wife's best friend. The two dramas he has created -- one personal and private, the other public and political -- unfurl simultaneously, with all the players sharing in a life-altering conclusion.

Part satire, part soap opera, Election is an uncommon look at an ordinary American high school, and

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Grouped Work ID 716fce2a-0bf9-842e-aaed-74514d3ad43d
Grouping Title election
Grouping Author perrotta tom
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-04-01 04:37:08AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-24 04:41:10AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 6
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6
author Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
author_display Perrotta, Tom
display_description New Jersey high school teacher Mr. McAllister faces a personal and professional crisis when he decides to fix the student body election, while at the same time dealing with an unexpected attraction to his wife's best friend.
id 716fce2a-0bf9-842e-aaed-74514d3ad43d
isbn 9780399143663, 9780425167281
last_indexed 2019-06-24T08:41:10.175Z
lexile_score 870
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780425167281
publishDate 1998
record_details ils:a130407|Book|Books||English|G.P. Putnam's Sons,|c1998.|200 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Bildungsromans, High school teachers -- New Jersey -- Fiction, High schools -- New Jersey -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, New Jersey -- Fiction, Youth -- Sexual behavior -- Fiction
title_display Election : a novel
title_full Election : a novel / Tom Perrotta
title_short Election :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Bildungsromans, High school teachers, High schools, Interpersonal relations, Sexual behavior, Youth