MAGGIE MARMELSTEIN FOR PRESIDENT by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

MAGGIE MARMELSTEIN FOR PRESIDENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It's clear that Maggie's only reason for running for sixth grade class president is to oppose Thad Smith (her frog prince in Getting Something on Maggie Marmelstein, 1971) who's turned down her offer to manage him. And it's clear later, with competent, bookish Noah managing her campaign, that Maggie is more interested in Thad's strategy sessions with phony Tamara than she is in his platform. ""Issues, issues,"" shouts their frustrated teacher when Thad and Maggie exchange personal misunderstandings during their big debate. It should come as no surprise when the kids elect Noah by write-in; Thad and Maggie weren't cut out to be leaders anyway and seem happier just to be friends again with each other--which doesn't make them very charismatic as characters either. Pleasant enough, but no winner like Getting Something On. . . .

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1975
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Harper & Row