The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
Published: July 7th, 2020
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Politics, Realistic Fiction, Family Death, Romance
Well, I’m convinced. Marva convinced me. It’s not like I thought voting was pointless before reading this book, but Marva’s fervour and assertion about the importance of voting crawled into me slowly and settled there.
By schooling Duke on the issue, as well as her long-time boyfriend Alec, it was like she was giving us, the readers, a lesson also, but indirectly. It’s a good way for an author to spread her message without being too aggressive. But yes, in this case, I was definitely Duke, and unfortunately, I don’t know anyone in my life who would be Marva. Continue reading