The Compulsive Reader: Total Knockout: Tale of an Ex-Class President by Taylor Morris

Monday, August 11, 2008

Total Knockout: Tale of an Ex-Class President by Taylor Morris

Lucia Latham is driven, focused, and determined to succeed at being her school's first ever three-time class president and running the most successful annual fundraiser ever. It serves as a good distraction from the tension of her home life. Surrounded by her two best friends, she's got a plan that will leave her presidency branded forever in the minds of her class, and is quick to put it to action—maybe a little too quickly.

Before she knows it, she's been impeached, and her friends, left in office, aren't speaking to her. But Lucia knows better than to ever back down--boxing taught her that. She'll have to come up with a way to right all of her mistakes, and come up with a way to save the fundraiser from certain disaster.

Total Knockout is yet another delightfully candid read from Taylor Morris, who is rapidly proving herself very talented in navigating through middle school politics in her second novel. Lucia is a passionate character, and she struggles with the desire to be the very best president and still being a friend and a good person and comes to find a happy medium. Her honesty and uniqueness, coupled with her conflicting feelings about her struggles with her parents, make her character shine, and Total Knockout is one story that middle grade readers will eagerly devour.

This book will be available from Aladdin M!X September 16, 2008!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have this book in my TBR pile and I can't wait to get to it (as well as Class Favorite). Great review!! :)