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The Vine: May 17, 2013

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It's Daisy from this post again; The Nation figured out what my long-lost book was, and I donated to Donors Choose as a result.

I have another missing book, and I'd like to offer to donate another $25 to DC (project of the correct guesser's choice) if y'all can solve this one.

This was a book I read in the mid-eighties — it could have been published earlier but not much, definitely after 1970. It was about a high-school girl, I think named Martha (but who knows), and there was something about a class election. I'm not sure if Martha was running or if she was someone's campaign manager. I remember a scene where another girl made Martha steal another candidate's speech, which was on index cards in her purse, by sneaking the purse over a bathroom stall.

There was something about cakes — maybe Martha worked at a bakery? And Martha's older brother lived somewhere else but he would call collect and they would count the minutes to save money. That was new to me and stuck out.

There might have been a party where Martha left early because she was uncomfortable?

If I'm remembering correctly, it was an older juvenile or younger YA chapter book, trade size, maybe orange. Thanks in advance!

Daisy

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