Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert Book Review

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 so 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.

Queenie’s Review

This is a story about young people getting out and voting.  Our main character, Marva, is very passionate about voting. She helps a young guy, Duke out on voting day to get his vote in. The story takes place in one day with lots of twists and turns. Sometimes during the story, I was holding my breath because of all the things that we’re going on. The characters were real, relatable, and funny. I love the dialogue between the characters. The characters seem like next door neighbors. A lot went on in the story for the story line to flow smoothly. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I recommend this to middle-aged and high schoolers. I love the ending. Did Duke get to vote? I give this book five stars. Can’t wait to read more by this author.

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