Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Red Girl, Blue Boy by Lauren Baratz-Logsted - ESSENTIAL

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren  Red Girl, Blue Boy, 289 pages.  Bloomsbury 2015.  $17.99.  Language: G (0 swears, 0 "f"); Mature Content: PG; Violence: G.

It's election time and republican Katie Willfield can't wait to see her dad in the White House.  With the election coming soon, Katie wants nothing more than to help her dad succeed on the presidential campaign trail.  Drew Reilly is dreading the upcoming election.  With his mom as the democratic candidate Drew would like nothing more than to be left out of all the political craziness.  But when Drew and Katie are asked to be on a morning talk show together, love is in the air.  Drew and Katie have to decide if love and politics really can mix. 

This politically based Romeo meets Juliet story was a delight to read. Katie and Drew are the perfect melding of the old saying "opposites attract".  With a presidential election coming up soon, this is one that will really connect with readers and gets my vote as must have for your library.  

MS, HS -ESSENTIAL. Gina, Media Specialist

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