Yay for loving an audiobook! This one was short (6 hours) but I LOVED listening to it! I listening to most of it while working and driving, which was perfect as I was able to focus on it and not get too distracted. I listened to most of it at 1.75x!
𝘛𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦: The Voting Booth
𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳: Brandy Colbert
𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘦: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬 #: 52/75
𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙤𝙥𝙨𝙞𝙨 (𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨, 𝙖𝙗𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙): Marva Sheridan was born ready for this day. She’s always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election?
Duke Crenshaw is do done with this election. He just wants to get voting over with so he can prepare for his band’s first paying gig tonight.
Only problem? Duke can’t vote.
When Marva sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make sure his vote is counted. She hasn’t spent months doorbelling and registering voters just to see someone denied their right. And that’s how their whirlwind day begins, rushing from precinct to precinct, cutting school, waiting in endless lines, turned away time and again, trying to do one simple thing: vote. They may have started out as strangers, but as Duke and Marva team up to beat a rigged system (and find Marva’s missing cat), it’s clear that there’s more to their connection than a shared mission for democracy.
Romantic and triumphant, The Voting Booth is proof that you can’t sit around waiting for the world to change?but some things are just meant to be.
𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙠: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48717633-the-voting-booth
I loved this book. It was SUCH a cute YA story, while also hitting heavy, relevant topics for 2020. It reminded me a little of The Sun is Also A Star in that it takes place all in one day, which worked very well for this book.
Marva was such a fun character and reminded me a lot of myself. She’s strong-willed, passionate about politics, and a little bossy. She doesn’t try to be bossy – she wants so desperately for everyone to have equal rights and for their voices to be heard, which is so admiral. She was so determined and wouldn’t let anything stop her from speaking out and making her voice, and the voices of those around her, matter.
Duke is SUCH a good compliment to Marva. He also cares deeply, just not quite as deeply as Marva does. He’s dealt with his fair share of struggle and trauma, stemming from his skin color and the death of his brother, and that pushes him to make things right by voting. Marva
I love how Colbert didn’t shy away from the racial issues these characters face directly from their white counterparts. I felt like I learned a lot about systemic racism by learning about their lives and how they were raised and why they’re so desperate and determined to vote. It made me think twice about how easy it’s always been for me to vote and how I’ve never had to be scared about being pulled over because of my skin color. This was all told in experiences by these characters which made it even more hard-hitting and important.
This book was just so well written and so important, I only have good things to say. Bravo to Colbert. Everyone should read this book this year.
𝙌𝙊𝙏𝘿: Are you registered to vote?
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 @𝘓𝘪𝘣𝘳𝘰.𝘧𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘈𝘙𝘊 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸.