Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Kid Who Became President by Dan Gutman

Age Group: Middle Grade
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Publishing Date: October 1st by Scholastic Paperbacks

Summary:  Goodreads: "Dan Gutman's hugely popular sequel to THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT is back. Humor, adventure, and excitement will draw kids into the world of white house politics.

Judson Moon has done a big flip-flop. Immediately after being elected President of the United States, he resigned. Now, after a heart-to-heart with his running mate (and ex-babysitter) June Syers, Judd has decided to take office after all: He wants to make a difference.
Being President is anything but easy. Between dealing with a crazed South American dictator and people who are trying to kill him, Judson starts to wonder if it wouldn't be better just to go back to being a kid in Madison, Wisconsin. But with a lot of help from his friends, Judson might just figure everything out.

What I Liked: This book is just an amazing book in time for the election. In the story, Judson Moon was the quintessential idea of a president for a kid. He just parties, parties, and parties. It was really funny for him to figure out that being a president isn't all about using the president's amenities, but really about meetings, dances, and more meetings. It was also really cool for him to read about solving problems, because obviously, he doesn't solve them in the most conventional way. Overall even in a tense presidential election, this book discusses politics in an extremely fun way.

What I didn't Like:  Oh gosh, this is one of those times where it's actually really hard to pick a dislike. If could say anything, I would talk about the way Secret Service act differently towards the new president. Like they literally have no control over him, and while the author writes it as though he's just a juvenile kid that just doesn't listen to authority, I feel like with more control, not only would the book be more realistic, but it would've been interesting to see how it would've played out.

Rating: 9.3 out of Ten

Why? Humorous book to read at an amazing time. If you're young or have a young one, recommend this book during the election and the aftermath in a couple days.

1 comment:

  1. First time I've heard of this series. Sounds like a perfect read for teens right now -- and fun!