How Not to Run for President

How Not to Run for President Humorous dialogue smart pacing and some dirty politics make for an engaging read With an election around the corner this isn t a bad way for young readers to view the political arena Kirkus ReviewsW

  • Title: How Not to Run for President
  • Author: Catherine Clark
  • ISBN: 9781606841013
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Humorous dialogue, smart pacing and some dirty politics make for an engaging read.With an election around the corner, this isn t a bad way for young readers to view the political arena Kirkus ReviewsWhen the middle school band is called to play for a presidential campaign rally, Aidan is right there with his clarinet, just in time to save the candidate s life Interview Humorous dialogue, smart pacing and some dirty politics make for an engaging read.With an election around the corner, this isn t a bad way for young readers to view the political arena Kirkus ReviewsWhen the middle school band is called to play for a presidential campaign rally, Aidan is right there with his clarinet, just in time to save the candidate s life Interviewed by the media, he speaks up in favor of the need to save jobs like his mom s, for instance Even though he s in the middle of Little League season, for pete s sake, the candidate convinces him to join her tour of the midwest Problem 1 The candidate s daughter HATES Aidan Problem 2 What do you do when your whole life has been turned upside down and you can t get away from the media Problem 3 What s a red blooded American boy to do when he s asked to play the clarinet on national TV and the local bully back home is giving interviews saying Aidan s the nerd of the century

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      Published :2019-05-09T17:33:57+00:00

    About "Catherine Clark"

    1. Catherine Clark

      I love reading books for children, young adults, new adults and all the old people after that.I love writing for pretty much the same audiences.

    831 thoughts on “How Not to Run for President”


    1. In this tween novel, Aidan accidently saves a presidential candidate from falling and is soon a media “darling.” There is humor in this timely story, including an insightful skewering of cable news channels and their penchant for lies and distortion. The female presidential candidate is a nice role model, and she has a daughter about Aidan’s age, making this a book both boys and girls will enjoy. Here are some activities to use with this book during a discussion:• Since the two young cha [...]


    2. The story--a presidential candidate, her daughter,Emma, and her entourage visit 12-year old Aiden's small Ohio town where Aiden pushes the candidate away to keep her from being beaned by a falling campaign sign. That gets publicized via cell phone cameras and YouTube and the campaign decides Aiden can be an asset. With about an hour's notice, he's on the campaign bus learning what it means to be a political asset. Emma, who doesn't want to live in the White House surrounded by the Secret Service [...]


    3. This book was entertaining and funny, especially at the end, but it wasn't very fun to read for me in the beginning.For one, I felt that this book was a little preachy. Clark mentioned multiple times things that the country needs and other things that don't really interest a kid like me.Secondly, in the beginning of the story, the main character, Aidan Schroeckenbauer, slightly gets on my nerves, maybe because he's a little ignorant. There's nothing wrong with it, but that kind of thing bugs me. [...]


    4. Read this out loud to my 6th graders. It was all right. There were some funny parts, but I feel like you had to know some things about American government to understand some of the jokes or what was all happening.




    5. This review is also available on my blog, Read TIll Dawn.I saw this at the library while searching for books for our winter break roadtrip. It immediately reminded me of Dan Gutman's The Kid Who Ran For President, so I snapped it up for my middle-school-aged brother. I figured hey, he'll lug it around on the trip and I'll steal it from him when I want to read it. That didn't really work out, because I still wound up wrenching it into my backpack by the end of the trip - my brother read it in the [...]


    6. Aidan is playing in the middle school marching band when presidental hopeful Bettina Brandon comes to his Ohio town to campaign. He is interviewed, since his mother has just been laid off from local company FreezeStar, and manages to push Ms. Brandon out of the way of a falling sign. Both to thank him and to add some interest to her campaign, Aidan is asked to go on the trail with Ms. Brandon and her daughter, Emma, who is not only Aidan’s age but very bratty. For a while, Aidan’s heroism an [...]


    7. The third party female presidential candidate is doing very well in the polls. (Wow, this is fiction alright.) At a campaign stop in small town Ohio, she is nearly hit with a blow-away sign, but Aiden saves her, by knocking her down and out of the way. This gets the attention of the Secret Service and the media. Next thing you know Aiden has joined the campaign.


    8. When Aiden is picked up by the Presidential candidate to help promote her midwest tour, this 12-year-old finds out that the political machine is not what he expected, and neither is the governor's daughter.


    9. This is a great book! It provides insight into how the press and election work. Plus it has a funny twist on about every chapter! I find it funny how the book relates to me, with the clarinet, the friend Simon, and the age of the kids.


    10. Fun and light. The story development wasn't very believable. I think that was supposed to not matter, but it did for me.



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