Tracy Flick Can't Win
Fans of Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel Election (and the movie starring Reese Witherspoon) will be delighted to catch up on the doings of Tracy Flick, his ambitious yet unlucky protagonist.
Life is not what Tracy had planned. She left law school to care for her ill mother, whom she still misses. Now 40-ish and working as assistant principal at Green Meadow High School in a New Jersey suburb, Tracy can't help but feel life is repeating itself: Principal Jack Weede plans to retire, and Tracy is next in line for the job--or is she? Perotta's forte with black comedy shines in this charming, clever novel, which nods to the #metoo movement and shifts among the narratives of Tracy Flick, Jack Weede and pet-app millionaire/school board member Kyle Dorfman. Will Tracy triumph or go down in flames?