The Voting Booth Review
Title: The Voting Booth
Author: Brandy Colbert
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Publication Date: 07 July 2020
Source: Libro FM
Pages: 320 pages (6hrs 5 minutes)
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 meant to be.
I am always in need of an audio book to listen to because I drive to work everyday and I like to listen to something when I get the chance to play animal crossing. Recently, I was listening to an audiobook that I was just not enjoying and figured maybe it is time to jump back into another cute contemporary story.
Thank you so much to Libro FM for providing me with the audiobook. Just a quick reminder for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.
Overall, I really enjoyed listening to this. It was fun and easy going but also tackled super important topics relating to both issues in the US (where the story is based) and internationally. I really enjoyed following Duke and Marva through their really crazy day. These characters were well narrated and I found myself hoping to listen to more about them. Beyond the cute moments that the two main characters shared, this book is a perfect reminder as to why it is super important to vote and ensure that you are registered to vote. Some may say that the book is preachy but it is easy to feel like you are getting lost in the masses. Highly recommend this book for young readers feeling unsure of the weight of their vote. The book also deals with the ongoing violence against black people in the US and the experiences that young black people have to go through. Thank you so much to Libro FM for providing me with a copy of this book.
Yours in Reading,