Vote for Larry

Vote for Larry

by Janet Tashjian
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Vote for Larry by Janet Tashjian

Those were the magic words and Beth knew it. How many times had I uttered that phrase to Ms. Robinson in guidance, the standard answer for what I wanted to do with my life? CHANGE THE WORLD. Did I still have the strength and determination to get it together and try to make a difference?
Was it my destiny, my vocation?
Or was I just trying to impress a girl?
As I looked at Beth, I wondered if the reason why even mattered.

The indefatigable Larry is back, and this time he takes on the American political system

After falling off the wagon and becoming what he so clearly and strongly resisted-a consumer-Josh Swensen (aka Larry) finds himself in a hyper-paranoid state of no return. That is, until he's kidnapped and coaxed into resurfacing as his old persona. Before long, Larry is back on the scene with much more on his mind than a gospel Web site-this time Larry wants to affect change in government. What starts out as a campaign to get the younger population to vote turns into a run for the presidency. Can Larry really take on George Bush?

In this very smart, very witty novel, Janet Tashjian brings the political world to the forefront and explores it from many different points of view.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466822924
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Series: Larry Series , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 485 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Janet Tashjian is the author of acclaimed books for young adults, including The Gospel According to Larry, Fault Line, Multiple Choice and My Life as a Book. Disney adapted Tru Confessions into a television movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. Tashjian studied at the University of Rhode Island and Emerson College. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family.

Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for fifteen years. Her first novel 'Tru Confessions' was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. 'The Gospel According to Larry' series is a cult favorite and 'Fault Line' is taught in many middle and high schools. Her novels 'My Life As a Book,' 'My Life As a Stuntboy,' and 'My Life As a Cartoonist' are all illustrated by her teenage son, Jake. Their collaboration continues with a new series, 'Einstein the Class Hamster.'

Janet has been doing school visits for fifteen years; you can email her for details.

You can follow her on Twitter and like her books on Facebook, and check out her YouTube Channel.

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Vote for Larry 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much because it was a very political book that was very fun to read and one of the best books I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vote for Larry was an outstanding novel. I loved it. It's modern references to society were so true it made me interested in politics. Vote For Larry could truely be my favorite book of all time. Tashjian wrote both a romantic and political boook into one. Josh Swenson (aka Larry) brought up such true aspects of the American government and inspired me. This book is realistic and I hope that sometime in the future, someone does what Tashjian wrote.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that this book was good but it does show too much, devious acts. I liked it enough though because throughout the whole book you have no idea who it is and then at the very end it completely surprises you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would definately recommend reading Vote for Larry! It is full of political unknowns as well as a weird kind of love triangle. I thought that the coolest thing about reading vote for Larry was that 'Josh' was focused a lot on the issues that many teenagers feel and are never addressed by the government. The main focus of this book is to those of 17- 24 the majority of ages that do not vote because they don't care about the issues, which I believe that if they don't care about the issues, then what issues should we be bringing up. I think that if you are really about change in the world and voicing your opinion then you should definitely take the time to read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Josh 'Larry' Swenson is alive and kicking. This book is great cure to my 'Gospel According to Larry' itches and is a definite read if you have read the first book. It's kind of a let-down in some parts becaues just reminds me that even an incredible kid like Larry is human like the rest of us when I really don¿t want to believe it. However it is a good book that I had to finish. I must say the presidential part is quite a surprise. The books are one-of-a-kind hands down and the messages are clear and inspirational. The ending is definitely not satisfying enough and calls for another book, which I hope comes out soon!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book I think everybody should read. After a while, it's almost like you know Josh Swenson, aka 'Larry' personally. I like how he incorperates the Scriptures into it and makes various references to them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i do a lot of reading and this by far is my top trilogy!i cant wait for the 3rd one to come out. it keeps you guessing..then you figure it out and its like..REALLY! i would never thought of this. pure GUINESS(sp?)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as much as I did 'Gospel According to Larry.' It keeps you reading and keeps you interested throughout the book. I definitely recommend it! But if you haven't read the 'Gospel According to Larry' you'll have a hard time understanding! :p