• The (Un)Popular Vote

  • By: Jasper Sanchez
  • Narrated by: TL Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Red, White, & Royal Blue meets The West Wing in Jasper Sanchez’s electric and insightful #ownvoices YA debut, chronicling a transmasculine student’s foray into a no-holds-barred student body president election against the wishes of his politician father.

Optics can make or break an election. Everything Mark knows about politics, he learned from his father, the Congressman who still pretends he has a daughter and not a son.

Mark has promised to keep his past hidden and pretend to be the cis guy everyone assumes he is. But when he sees a manipulatively charming candidate for student body president inflame dangerous rhetoric, Mark risks his low profile to become a political challenger.

The problem? No one really knows Mark. He didn’t grow up in this town, and his few friends are all nerds. Still, thanks to Scandal and The West Wing, they know where to start: from campaign stops to voter polling to a fashion makeover.

Soon, Mark feels emboldened to engage with voters - and even start a new romance. But with an investigative journalist digging into his past, a father trying to silence him, and the bully frontrunner standing in his way, Mark will have to decide which matters most: perception or truth, when both are just as dangerous.

"Mind-bogglingly good. This is a novel that every teen needs." (Kacen Callender, author of Felix Ever After)

"Charming, stunning, and unapologetically queer." (Mason Deaver, best-selling author of I Wish You All the Best and The Ghosts We Keep)

©2021 Jasper Sanchez (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Absolutely fantastic

Unlike most books about trans individuals, this one was uplifting instead of stark and sad. In addition, the MC being being trans was not the overriding theme if the book. Mark is trans, but that is who he is. He was not trying to find himself; he knew who he is. Instead the book is about supporting others when the system doesn't support LGBTQ individuals in school settings. The primary theme was bullying and how to change the system so that hate speech isn't allowed. The book was so well written that I was stunned. The kids were smart, witty, and foolish as many teenagers are. Every character and situation was believable and the plot flowed beautifully from scene to scene. I actually think I going to read it again.

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