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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Mar 19, Gene Heinrich rated it it was amazing. In Electionhe does a wonderful job of isolating the labels: In talking about the novel, Payne didn’t mention the author – and also said something about the character of Tracy being a lot more sexual in the book, so he wanted to tone her down.

Like the film, the novel provided me with la Election was one of the first films I remember seeing that opened my eyes to the wonderful world of non-blockbuster, non-action, non-broad comedy films. Just like many Arcade Fire songs, this story does not have the typical Hollywood happy ending, which somehow Since I saw the film years ago, I never did get a chance until now to read Tom Perrotta’s Election.

McAllister throws away her votes so that Paul wins. The ending in the movie in funny, but in the book it’s more meaningful and has substance. Ignorance is bliss and I wasn’t aware it was based on a novel so the other day I bought it and finished it within 24 hours. The problem is that the book is superficial. This is a good introduction to the writings of Perrotta Anyone looking to learn about politicians need not go further than a high school full of people filled with ambition but no goals.


I still like both of those things about it today, but I also recognize how bleakly human it is. No trivia or quizzes yet. M needed a great deal more depth.

Not to mention abortion, drug use, suburbanism – yeah, a lot of people do this, but not without being confined too much in its walls- lost hopes In defense of the movie, it’s a pretty decent adaptation and where is strays from the book, only make the movie stronger. So did Lisa, now that I thought about it; so did Tammy and my mother and my father. Tracy Flick wants to be President of Winwood High.

The novel centers on a high school in Winwood, in suburban New Jersey, where students are preparing to vote electioon their school president. The novel revolves around a high school presidential election. First off, Tracy is not more sexual in the book. The film specified that it was Ritchie, I think. Even though it ended on the perfect note, I wanted more!!!

I also love Tom Perrotta, so that wasn’t too difficult to imagine.

M, who is essentially to, human skid mark. Read it in one sitting. Paperbackpages. His sister Tammy, angered over the fact that her former girlfriend has left her, started dating Paul and taken it upon herself to become Paul’s campaign manager, runs against them both but runs a campaign that promises to overhaul the student government if elected.


Right now, that seems like more than enough to ask for. The story takes place inamidst the U.

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Tracy Flick needed someone to cheer her up. 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. Lots of insight into human nature I re-read it at least once a year. Like a grotesque circus. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the name of petrotta — not to mention a simmering grudge against Tracy Flick — Mr.

It provided me with tears of laughter and a turned me into a loyal fan of Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor’s films. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As for the movie, I saw it a very long time ago, and it didn’t really stick with me.

Her take-no-prisoners approach to life and relentless perfection are so enjoyable to read and, on some levels, relate to. On stage that afternoon, this simple fact struck me with the unmistakable force of truth. Tracy Flick is honestly one of the greatest characters created in pegrotta last thirty years.

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I had fun with it, and loved the writing style. Scheduled for release as a feature film instarring Matthew Broderick.

Perotta is a decent writer.