Friday, October 18, 2013
It’s also the fourth book featuring main characters Kevin Spencer. Personally, I recommend you read them in order – Liar, Liar; Flat Broke; and then Crush. You can click on each title to find my reviews.
Now that fourteen-year-old Kevin has become the boyfriend of Tina, the World’s Most Beautiful, Most Perfect, and Best-Smelling Girl – he needs to figure out how he can stay that way.
How will he hold her interest?
When Kevin’s nemesis, irritably good-looking new guy Cash Devine, announces his campaign for class president – Kevin gets a flash of genius.
He should run, too!
Recognizing his strength of always being a great leader, he knows this was inevitable. The first step in a long, rewarding political career.
And a way to impress Tina.
In order to do that, though… well, he’s going to have to win.
Therein lays the problem.
Since I read Liar, Liar I have always been eager to read another Kevin Spencer book. He’s clueless, a little bit crazy, but is always hilarious and good-hearted.
Vote, for me, wasn’t AS entertaining as the other three novels. I didn’t laugh out loud as much; I wasn’t delighted by as much quirkiness. In some ways, it was almost a shade more solemn.
However, it was still a fast read and enjoyable. The characters alone make reading it worth the time – which isn’t even much time since these books are SO short.
I kind of wanted more, though.
Kevin shows some great growth in Vote – but where was his sparkling charm, awesome personality, and out-there ideas? Not as present here, unfortunately.
I do have to say, though that Markie (the little boy neighbor that Kevin babysits) has to be probably the best toddler in literature. Honest.