About the Book
Author: Neil Swaab
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Middle School Humor
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: September 13, 2016
Summary: Middle school expert Max Corrigan is back in the second book of this hilarious middle-grade series, and he wants YOU to run for class president. This book by comic artist Neil Swaab, which follows the hit first book, The Secrets to Ruling School, is a perfect read in advance of the 2016 elections and ideal for budding republicans, democrats, and independents.
The competition is fierce, but luckily, you’ve got a killer campaign manager on your side. With Max’s help, you’ll conquer all the steps of running for office and winning votes, including advertisements, endorsements, campaign speeches, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn more essential skills for thriving in middle school, including making a viral video, trading your lunch in the school cafeteria, and putting a positive spin on any situation.
Neil Swaab once again combines comics, kid-friendly humor, and direct-address narrative perfect for reluctant readers in an innovative format reminiscent of video games that is “sure to hit the mark with middle schoolers in the trenches” (Publishers Weekly) and with fans of the Big Nate and Terrible Two series.
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Praise for the Book
"Recommended for reluctant readers and fans of graphic novels and hybrid books." - School Library Journal
William H. Taft Middle School is holding elections for class president and you're one of the candidates. With Max Corrigan as your campaign manager you can almost taste the victory. Plus, you'll get lots of helpful tips to help you skate through middle school like a pro.
The author's choice of writing in first person is highly effective at reeling the reader in and the comics found throughout the pages will have them hook, line, and sinker. The tips like "Lightning-Fast Speed-Reading Techniques for the Busy Middle Schooler" which helps kids to finish books fast without entirely faking it and "How To Cry On Command Like a Hollywood Actor" to help get you out of a jam in a heartbeat are hilarious. Readers will also enjoy the detailed illustrations which enhance the story and add to the amusement.
Cleverly written and brimming with fun, Class Election (The Secrets to Ruling the School) will encourage middle schoolers to put down those electronics and pick up a book and read.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author
Neil Swaab is an NYC-based illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Utne Reader, the Village Voice, and most recently, James Patterson’s Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar. Swaab has also illustrated posters for Broadway shows and worked on Adult Swim’s Superjail!, Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans, and Cartoon Network’s Annoying Orange.
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