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  1. Jackie "the Librarian" Jackie "the Librarian" says:

    The kids in my teen book group loved this, it really captured their imaginations Josh is a high school kid posting editorials under the guise of his alterego, Larry Josh loves to hike and spend days outdoors alone His favorite book is Walden He rails against consumerism and our shallow infotainment culture, and finds himself a cult hit in his high school He teases his readers with clues to his identity For example, he keeps his possessions at 75 items, so if he gets something new, he has t The kids in my teen book group loved this, it really captured their imaginations Josh is a high school kid posting editorials under the guise of his alterego, Larry Josh loves to hike and spend days outdoors alone His favorite book is Walden He rails against consumerism and our shallow infotainment culture, and finds himself a cult hit in his high school He teases his readers with clues to his identity For example, he keeps his possessions at 75 items, so if he gets something new, he has to get rid of something old, and every month week can t remember he posts a photo of a possession My teen group tried to imagine limiting their own possessions this way, and shuddered Then, Larry s website s popularity goes viral, and everyone wants to know who Larry really is, when all Josh wants is to be his best friend Beth s boyfriend How long can he keep his identity a secret And what will Beth think when she finds out he s Larry


  2. Isaac Isaac says:

    I think my life would have better if I had gone to bed at a normal hour But I stayed up to read this instead on the recommendation of my sister in law, who also recommended Twilight strike two, she s out I guess this book is supposed to facilitate discussion of important issues among teens or some other trite thing, but I found it insulting Is this what we think The Youth can handle Is this what we think of their intellectual capacity Are they really that stupid It s not just that the is I think my life would have better if I had gone to bed at a normal hour But I stayed up to read this instead on the recommendation of my sister in law, who also recommended Twilight strike two, she s out I guess this book is supposed to facilitate discussion of important issues among teens or some other trite thing, but I found it insulting Is this what we think The Youth can handle Is this what we think of their intellectual capacity Are they really that stupid It s not just that the issues were glossed over non issues from 1999, and not just that the book was full of hypocrisy from front to back and not the intended kind that would supposedly foster dialogue , but it was just plain old poorly written and boring.Oh dude, like the world sucks because of like, everyone drinking Coke and stuff, and like, no one cares about not caring about stuff, so I wish everyone could just be free and stuff like Thoreau, and stop buying stuff, and maybe stuff should just be free anyway, right


  3. Saleh MoonWalker Saleh MoonWalker says:

    Onvan The Gospel According to Larry Gospel According to Larry, 1 Nevisande Janet Tashjian ISBN 141318341 ISBN13 9780141318349 Dar 240 Safhe Saal e Chap 2001


  4. Daniel Wickstone Daniel Wickstone says:

    An exhilarating story, bombarded with twists and turns As the plot develops you begin to ask questions about yourself A must read for anyone who enjoys a modern story about teenage years.


  5. Mr.G Mr.G says:

    Josh Swensen starts a blog called the Gospel According to Larry in which he shares his thoughts about high school, relationships, commercials, and God His website rapidly becomes the most popular at his school, in his city, and in the world Bands like U2 participate in Larryfest , politicians opine on it, cable news shows debate it, and the true identity of Larry becomes the obsession of people everywhere How will the world react when Josh s secret gets out Andimportantly, how will Josh Swensen starts a blog called the Gospel According to Larry in which he shares his thoughts about high school, relationships, commercials, and God His website rapidly becomes the most popular at his school, in his city, and in the world Bands like U2 participate in Larryfest , politicians opine on it, cable news shows debate it, and the true identity of Larry becomes the obsession of people everywhere How will the world react when Josh s secret gets out Andimportantly, how will his friend crush Beth


  6. Jennie Jennie says:

    Initially I was amused by the layout of the book the typewritten manuscript, the pictures and the wrap around story Tashjian sells a convincing tale with these elements However, I was rather dissapointed in the ending Also I felt Josh s rants were too unoriginal to fuel the amount of fame and hype that he received from his website Most teenagers would probably enjoy Josh s story Also the dark side of Internet fame is a modern reality The book s strongest message regards the repercussions Initially I was amused by the layout of the book the typewritten manuscript, the pictures and the wrap around story Tashjian sells a convincing tale with these elements However, I was rather dissapointed in the ending Also I felt Josh s rants were too unoriginal to fuel the amount of fame and hype that he received from his website Most teenagers would probably enjoy Josh s story Also the dark side of Internet fame is a modern reality The book s strongest message regards the repercussions of placing information on the Internet


  7. Marshall Marshall says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here To be completely honest I found that the book was an outstanding example of how the media warps anything into a drama story to put on the front page of all the magazines and advertisements I especially liked the part where he psuedocides and pretends to be a different guy.


  8. Lucas Lucas says:

    I liked the story a bit but I feel the book was very predictable in the sense of you knew what was going to happen in the end from the very beginning It was overall boring but I think that the story has great potential


  9. Emily Janzne Emily Janzne says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Warning Spoilers I felt the beginning of the book was confusing and a bit boring, and the story was pretty predictable, but I like the part where he fakes his death.


  10. Alicia Alicia says:

    This book is hysterical and I think kids would get a kick out if, especially since the world revolves around the Internet Larry creates a character which people stand up and listen to, create music fests for, and always want to listen to his message is going to change the way commercialism is seen But, when he gets caught, does his stepfather feel like he s done the right thing


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The Gospel According to Larry ☉ The Gospel According to Larry PDF / Epub ❤ Author Janet Tashjian – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A funny, thoughtful novel that takes on some sophisticated issues such as celebrity worship, consumerism and the way multinational corporations shape our lives Ages upJosh Swensen is not your average A funny, According to PDF ✓ thoughtful novel that takes on some sophisticated issues such as celebrity worship, consumerism and the way multinational corporations shape our lives AgesupJosh Swensen is not your averageyear old At the age of two, he was figuring out algebraic equations with colored magnetic numbers He is a prodigy who only wants to make the world a better place Josh s wish comes true when his virtual alter ego, Larry, becomes a huge media sensation Larry has his own Web site where The Gospel Kindle - he posts sermons on anti consumerism and has a large following of adults and teens Meanwhile, Larry s identity is a mystery to everyone While it seems as if the whole world is trying to figure out Larry s true identity, Josh feels trapped inside his own creation What will happen to the world, and to Larry, if he is exposed.