Sunday, September 7, 2014

Four top novels featuring bad teacher-student behavior

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Ellen Wehle tagged four top novels "in which teachers and students run just a little bit off the rails," including:
Election, by Tom Perrotta

Long before his book The Leftovers became a hit on TV, Tom Perrotta was writing quirky stories about small-town America, and Election is one of his best. The battle between student overachiever Tracy Flick and history teacher Mr. M is part slapstick, part duel to the death. Mr. M blames Tracy for disgracing his fellow teacher Dave, who was fired after sleeping with her. What bothers Mr. M most, though, is Tracy herself. Perky and ambitious, she’s the kind of kid who’s sure to succeed in life, and knowing that drives him absolutely bonkers. His efforts to sabotage Tracy’s election as class president will have you laughing, cringing, and flying through the pages all at once.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Election is one of Don Calame's top ten funny teen boy books.

--Marshal Zeringue