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Election by Tom Perrotta
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May 07, 2007

liked it
bookshelves: thingstoreadindenverwhenyouredead
Recommended for: movie freaks
Read in May, 2007

i saw the movie years ago and loved it.
so, when i saw the book at a book sale, i was completely psyched.
told through multiple narratives, election follows the student government process at a middle american high school. tracy flick, an overacheiver, is assured of victory for student body president, until a meddling teacher (mr m.) convinces the BMOC (football star paul warren) to run against her, inciting mayhem and treachery.
for me, this was one of those rare instances where i preferred the movie to the book.
the book's ending wraps everything up so neatly, it's a little disappointing. everything sort of comes full circle, and there's no where else for it to go. so it just... ends.
personally, i prefer the movie's ending where things have far reaching consequences, and everyone's lives are thrown off track; if only for a little while.
i realize that this isn't a movie review site, or even a compare and contrast essay contest, but once you've done both mediums of a piece, it's hard not to put them next to each other.
you know?

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