Monday, February 28, 2011 |
CBC Books is all about conversation and community, which is why we want to explore the Canada Reads 2011 champion, The Best Laid Plans, chapter by chapter. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will release an audio version of one chapter (generously recorded and given to us by author Terry Fallis) as well as pose discussion questions. You can join the conversation by commenting on the blog posts right here on the Canada Reads site or by joining the discussion group for The Best Laid Plans in the CBC Books Community.
The set-up: In Chapter 5, the race is on! The prime minister has set an election date, and now Daniel has to set a campaign in motion for his no-hope (and no-effort) candidate. After rounding up Pete1 and Pete2, Daniel takes the lead on canvassing for Liberal votes in their staunchly Conservative riding. Results are not encouraging. Still, Angus is worried that there's too much on-campus support for his candidacy. Daniel hits on a (somewhat unethical) way to assuage his candidate's concerns.