Carlson is an expert at writing for the young adult market, but book three in the Life at Kingston High series falls flat. The characters are one-dimensional, and most of the story focuses on the details of running a successful campaign. With so many distractions in life vying for teens’ attention, this story may not be able to hold it too long.

If you can believe it, you can achieve it. That’s the mantra Megan Bernard is going to live by now that she has decided to run for prom queen. How hard can it be anyway, if her older sister was able to do it? But Megan is in for rude awakening when she learns that running for prom queen is not for the faint of heart. Will she be able to take the pressure or will she wimp out? (REVELL, Jan., 240 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Chandra McNeil