Thursday, May 14, 2015

Review: Vote for Remi by Leanna Lehman

Vote for Remi
by Leanna Lehman

Publisher: She Writes Press
Pages: 259
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Fiery US government teacher Remi Covington is relentless in her desire to impart the genius of the democratic process to her students. Her so-called “academically challenged” high school seniors sometimes find her enthusiasm more than a little annoying—so, in an effort to teach her a lesson, they execute a brazen, high-tech, social media blitz touting her as the newest candidate in the upcoming US presidential race. Much to everyone’s surprise, Remi plays along with her students’ ruse—and in a nation weary of politics and career politicians, she unexpectedly finds herself the darling of the American public. As the campaign takes on a life of its own, Remi is forced to confront a myriad of long-held social biases and cultural clichés, and realizes she isn’t quite the woman she thought was. Vote for Remi is about a would-be a presidential candidate who, despite being all wrong—the wrong gender, the wrong party, and certainly the wrong social status—discovers that she might be exactly what America needs: someone with a passion for doing what is right. 

Kritters Thoughts:  A US government teacher told her students over and over again that ANYONE could run for President - they took her at her word and entered her into the race!  From the synopsis, I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy this one and I did!  

Remi is a teacher who has been teaching for a long time and is now a teacher for at risk students and she is trying everything under the sun to connect with her students and from their reaction to her lessons - I think she did!  After two divorces and two sons - one who is in jail and not in the best situation, Remi is just enjoying being in the classroom until her students intervene!  

First, I loved reading how the "average joe" would potentially campaign without the money and the backing of a political party.  Living in DC, the campaigns and things are right in my face, so I loved seeing a different view.  The characters were also just right.  I loved how some supported her in her endeavors, but not everyone - nothing is all sunshine and roses!

If you are looking for a day/weekend of entertainment, this is the book for you.  I just easily fell in love with Remi and loved rooting for her!  Her ups and downs didn't feel dramatic and the book was just good pure entertainment!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2015 Challenge: 33 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Booksparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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