Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com
Jenny McAfee and her new friends have survived the first few weeks of middle school. It is time to choose their extracurricular activities, which means showing up in the cafeteria after school to sign up for the after-school clubs. There is always a mad rush to get signed up before the `Club Filled' sign goes up on each table. Jenny has no idea which club would be the right one for her until Rachel and Felicia encourage her to join the student government group.
Student government? There's a method behind their madness. Rachel and Felicia have heard that Addie, of the hated Pops, is running for class president, and they are sure that Jenny could give her some needed competition. It's the best possible plan - one of the regular people beating out one of the popular people. Just think what could be accomplished with a class president who cared about everyone, not just the Pops.
Once Jenny adjusts to the idea, things really start to roll. Her friends pitch in and create posters, bake cookies, and even make a video for her own personal website. Everyone helps scheme and plan ways to beat Addie. Unfortunately, Jenny begins to think some of the plans might be a bit over-the-top, and there's also the complication of a possible spy among the volunteers.
In book number two of the HOW I SURVIVED MIDDLE SCHOOL series, following CAN YOU GET AN F IN LUNCH?, Nancy Krulik continues the middle school adventures of Jenny and her friends. Just like the first book, MADAME PRESIDENT is fast-paced and easy reading. Ms. Krulik continues to include the fun quizzes that encourage readers to play along.
This is definitely a must-have series for middle grade girls.