Rated of 5
by Michael This book rocked.
I dont understand why anyone wouldnt like this book. Who cares what you think of Larry's ideas. Its still a great book with an amazing plot. I read the whole book in one sitting. The whole time i thought it was real. (aparently Im not the only one) Larry has inspired me to live a simpler life. (dont worry.. Im no groupie) Im already narrowing down my list of possesions... Anyway, I cant wait to read "Vote for Larry".
P.S. Im a freshman (14) but i recomend this book for all ages.
I, too, would like to know what the Authors e-mail address is. You should post it here or somthing.
Hi Michael: Visit the author's biography at BookBrowse and you'll find a link to her website. I don't believe she provides an email address but, like all authors, you can write to her c/o her publisher. You'll find contact details on her website. -- Davina, BookBrowse.com
Rated of 5
by MooCow Good Book
This book was great. The characters were not "perfect" like
people are saying. Josh steals from his stepfather to get his point
across, Beth is an idiot and can not see that "Todd Terrific", the
jock, is using her. Betagold is a complete jerk, and everyone else
who says that they are anti-consumerists but into the Larry
hype the second the media gets hold of it!
But, of course, flawed characters are what make a book
great. I mean, who wants to read about a perfect kid with a
perfect life?! Can you say BORING? The only thing i disliked
about the book was the ending, but I am looking forward to the
sequal: "Vote for Larry".
I just wanted to say this, thanks for listening.
PS: I am 14 years old, 15 in a month.
Rated of 5
by Bianca Why Larry is missing the big picture
When I picked up "The Gospel According to Larry," I expected something interesting, thought-provoke, maybe that even had a message. I was pretty dissapointed. First point: Josh is supposed to be a 17 yr. old super genius, so why does he sound like a whiny 2 year old when he writes his sermons. "Oh, Corprate america is full of jerks, especially my stepfather. They ruined the planet and force us to buy advertising-employed products." Granted, this is overly dramatic, but you get my point, right?
Second, don't you think Josh should have focused on something more important than pointing fingers about the world's problems at the corporate bigshots. Maybe offer solutions, or even questions, instead of uninformed rants? No one in real life wants to hear some kid wail on the very adults that have been feeding and taking care of him for 3 years! And if there are people in 3rd world countries living on $2 a day, why blame the Ad market? How about realising that is 3rd world countries, there is a much lower amount of cash per capita, so 2 dollars goes a lot further (all though still not far enough). How about sending out your allowance instead of telling the government to give them more money than they alread have! (which is millions of dollars, by the way)
Enough already. Sure, the plot was entertaining, but the content of the message was dissapointing. 2 stars from a 14 year old who'd rather have the facts.
Rated of 5
by Kayla Wow.
Wow. That's all I can say right now because I was blown away by this book. I started reading it at like 9:00 and finished it at like 1:30 (hey I'm a slow reader, sue me) and I just couldn't put this book down. I have to admit that the ending was a dissappointment, even though he did get the book published. I also am dissappointed that this is evidentally not a true story. I read the whole thing thinking it was a true story, and was inspired, yet people keep telling me it's a ficticous story. Oh well. This is a great book for teens, as I am a Freshman in high school (14 yrs) and "HAD" to read this book for school. Boy was I wrong about it. I recomend it to everyone who likes contemporary (and sometimes humouros) stories. By the way, please refrain from listening to any of those people who give it, say....1 STAR! They either need to get a life or are too old to read this book. Older people can't understand the wisdom of us teens, like Josh (not that I'm saying that I'm wise. Believe me. I'm anything BUT wise). But can't they understand that Josh was doing a GOOD THING? They call him a goody-two-shoes and stuff but still...LAY OFF THE GUY, WILL YA???!!!!!! sorry. had to get that out of my system.
Rated of 5
I don't know why people would judge this book poorly. It is an awesome book that requires us to think about what we do everyday, what we buy, where, own, etc. It defies the latest trend in buying "brand clothes" such as Abercrombie, Hollister, and others. Do we really need such things? What Larry is telling us is to think about what he have in our possession and when we decide to add something. The story also shows that people usually have two sides, and Larry's is expressed online, where confidence isn't an issue. You can't see the other person, so therefore can't judge him/her. Not only does it defy commercialism it also shows examples of other characteristics. What the question you should be asking is: Is this really a true story? And if so WHERE IS THIS KID?
Rated of 5
Awesome book totally couldn't put it down!! But I wasn't sure if this book was based off a true story... I guess I will have to find that out myself but it was good!!
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