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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Election is a novel by Tom Perrotta.

It is a black comedy about a high school history teacher who attempts to sabotage a manipulative, overly-ambitious girl’s campaign to become school president. The novel was adapted into a film of the same title prior to publication, but not filmed until fall of The novel centers on a high school in Winwood, in suburban New Jersey, where students are preparing to vote for their school pperrotta.


The story takes place perrttaamidst the U.

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Presidential Elections that year. Tracy Flick is an unpopular girl but very ambitious, intelligent, and manipulative and even described as attractive and rather buxom by some teachers and fellow students. However, she is not quite as perfect as her perfotta assume.

She had a heated sexual affair with her former teacher, and after Tracy told her mother of their relationship, his career and marriage were ruined. In turn, Paul’s outcast lesbian sister, Tammy, begins a reckless campaign to be school president in retaliation to electuon ex-friend who is now dating Paul. The novel ends with Mr.

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M ultimately losing his perrott as a teacher when it is found that he has sabotaged the election by pocketing Tracy’s winning votes, making Paul the winner of the presidency. M then ends up working in a car dealership. The novel was a moderate success and received critical praise.

The San Francisco Chronicle called it a “darkly eerie and winning new novel”, and The New York Times wrote that the novel “provides gratifyingly exact and telling portraits of the kids themselves. Solid plotting guarantees that the reader really does want to learn who wins when the ballots are finally counted.


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