Your Own Worst Enemy

Your Own Worst Enemy Review

Three candidates, three platforms, and a whirlwind of social media, gaffes, and protests makes for a ridiculous and hilarious political circus in Gordon Jack’s second highly satirical novel. Perfect for fans of Andrew Smith and Frank Portman.
They say that with great power comes great responsibility. Unless you’re student body president at Lincoln High School. Then you get all the responsibility but none of the power. And the three candidates running for president know all about that.

Stacey Wynn is the front-runner, but she didn’t count on Julia Romero entering this race. Julia is challenging Stacey for the title while also putting the moves on Stacey’s campaign adviser and only friend, Brian. And then there is Tony Guo, the way outsider. Tony is usually oblivious to the school’s political campaigning, as he’s oblivious to anything that isn’t about getting high and drinking all the Space Cow chocolate milk he can stomach. But when his favorite beverage is banned at school, a freshman political “mastermind” convinces Tony to become the voice of the little guy. But what kind of voice is that, really?

If this were an ordinary high school election, the winner would be whichever candidate was the most popular. But this year, each candidate may have to sink to a new low to win an election that could change the course of...very little.

Title:Your Own Worst Enemy

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  • Susan Kennedy

    I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. It probably wasn't the best time for me to be reading this book. Politics has gotten under my skin and I all the whining is really annoying. So, more of that in...

  • Lily ??

    The feeling, when you get sent an email approval for an ARC from Edelweiss, without having requested the book. 😭💖Thank you to the publisher for providing an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for a s...

  • Vicky Who Reads

    4 starsI was definitely really excited for this as I was going in, and it ended up being just as good as I expected. I'm always a sucker for satire-novels, and one endorsed by Mindy McGinnis is sure t...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    RTC for blog tour.Thank you to the publisher for giving me a copy through Edelweiss for review. ...

  • Stacy Fetters

    "Here’s some change I can believe in.Make America baked again."I devoured this book in less than a day. I could not put this down. It was clever and witty that I found myself laughing so hard that t...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    This was what I was hoping it would be. Jack showed the highs and the lows of the political process, putting a hilarious spin on it all, while also including ideas of friendship, family, identity, and...

  • Lyn

    We all need a good laugh right now, and thank goodness someone's delivering. Gordon Jack's newest book brings the hilarious and ridiculous sides of politics to light in a novel about high school elect...

  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

    I'm not sure if a DNF is actually the appropriate shelf, because I did read the ending.It's just that I skipped about 30 chapters to get there. It wasn't a bad book, but I got bored - as my friends ca...

  • Mary  Taugher

    At a time when we all need a respite from ugly national politics along comes Your Own Worst Enemy, a hilarious satire about a high school election. I adored this book and could not put it down. Gordon...

  • Susana Herrera

    I gobbled up Jack’s Your Own Worst Enemy in the same way I devoured The Boomerang Effect, in just a few sittings, forcing myself to slow down enough to savor the last few morsels of the surprise del...