Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack

36651383Three candidates, three platforms, and a whirlwind of social media, gaffes, and protests makes for a ridiculous and hilarious political circus in Gordon Jack’s second highly satirical novel. Perfect for fans of Andrew Smith and Frank Portman.
They say that with great power comes great responsibility. Unless you’re student body president at Lincoln High School. Then you get all the responsibility but none of the power. And the three candidates running for president know all about that.

Stacey Wynn is the front-runner, but she didn’t count on Julia Romero entering this race. Julia is challenging Stacey for the title while also putting the moves on Stacey’s campaign adviser and only friend, Brian. And then there is Tony Guo, the way outsider. Tony is usually oblivious to the school’s political campaigning, as he’s oblivious to anything that isn’t about getting high and drinking all the Space Cow chocolate milk he can stomach. But when his favorite beverage is banned at school, a freshman political “mastermind” convinces Tony to become the voice of the little guy. But what kind of voice is that, really?

If this were an ordinary high school election, the winner would be whichever candidate was the most popular. But this year, each candidate may have to sink to a new low to win an election that could change the course of…very little.

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Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack


3 thoughts on “Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack

  1. This seems really fun – and wonderfully timely! Thanks for the nudge to add it to my GR bookshelf!

  2. A Totally Awkward Love Story made me laugh out loud and is my favorite funny YA novel.

  3. “What is your favorite funny YA novel?” I know I enjoyed “Billion for Boris” by Mary Rodgers years ago. I know that’s MG–can we call it YA, also? Obviously, you should only read an edition with the original Edward Gorey cover art.

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