Published by Disney-Hyperion on July 7, 2020
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.
I wanted this to be this week’s post because this is the perfect time to review it because of the upcoming election! The issues that it touches on are also very important and whether you are of the age to vote or not are things that people should be aware of.
How hard it is for marginalized groups of people to vote is an upsetting and all too common reality for many. I am not going to sit here and get all political on you guys because it is not my place to do so. It is my job to let you know if a book is worthwhile or not to purchase and read. Not to tell you my opinion on the subject matter itself.
I do suggest that you pick up this book and read it! Not only will you learn more about issues facing those wanting to vote, but you will also meet very likable people. Marva and Duke meet by chance and spend an entire day getting to know one another. You would not think much could happen during the course of one day, but you’d be wrong! Have you read this novel? What did you think?