It was a simple plan. She would help him pass algebra. He would help her win the student election. What could go wrong?
Take one geeky sixteen-year-old girl deathly afraid of speaking to any crowd larger than one, but who desperately needs something on her application other than perfect grades to get her into Stanford. Add in a star basketball player who's Mr. Popular to everyone else, but who's hiding more than a few startling secrets. Throw in a crisis of identity, a scheming girlfriend, and troubled family lives. Oh, and make sure everything that can go wrong does. Then count the votes.
The result is PRESIDENT JOCK, VICE PRESIDENT GEEK, the story of two mixed up teenagers struggling to find themselves and the craziest student election ever to hit the halls of Rexton High.
"Carter's writing is on target." - Publishers Weekly
SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER's first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "touching and impressive debut" and won the prestigious Oregon Book Award. His most recent book, The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens, about one teenage boy's thousand-mile quest to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels about her, was published in the spring of 2012. His short stories have appeared in dozens of popular magazines and anthologies. He lives in Oregon with his wife, two children, and thousands of imaginary friends.
His highly anticipated fantasy from Simon and Schuster, WOODEN BONES, chronicling the untold story of Pinocchio, is due out in the summer of 2012.