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Vote for Larry

The Larry Series

Janet Tashjian

Square Fish

After becoming what he so clearly and strongly resisted—a consumer—Josh Swensen finds himself in a paranoid state of no return. That is, until he’s kidnapped and coaxed into resurfacing as Larry, his old activist persona. Before long, Larry is back on the scene with much more on his mind than anti-consumerism—this time, he wants to affect change in government. And Larry isn’t taking a conventional path or starting small in local government. He just doesn’t do things halfway. But can he really become an eighteen-year-old president of the United States? Even if he can, is he sure he really wants to?

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Vote for Larry
PART ONE"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Boulder was beautiful.Nestled in the Rockies, with clear, comfortable weather and lots of college students, it was the perfect place for me to settle into a semi-normal, anonymous life.I rented a room in a Victorian-type bungalow north of the University of Colorado campus, where the hundred-year-old architecture and tree-lined streets reminded me of my home back in Massachusetts. My three housemates were nice, all students at C.U. If the media circus two years
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Praise for Vote for Larry

“[A] clever, inspiring sequel . . . Josh’s narration moves swiftly, and the topical yet universal themes make this book even more compelling than the first.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review and Editor’s Pick

“Once again, Tashjian manages to take a fairly unbelievable premise and make it seem more than fairly believable. The fast-paced story and Josh’s witty narration (he still loves footnotes) will keep readers hooked—and if they get out and vote when they’re eighteen, Larry will have won.”—The Horn Book Magazine

Vote for Larry is a crash course in the rough and tumble world of national politics and teen readers will get a taste of just what it takes in idealism and courage to achieve such goals.”—Bookpage

“Hopefully Josh will return, though it is difficult to imagine what he could do after the feats he performs in this book. Enjoyable and motivational!”—teenreads.com

“Josh has a fresh, intelligent voice, filled with common sense, passion, and conviction . . . A solid and timely work that will make readers laugh, but more important, will make them think.”—Voice of Youth Advocates
 
Time Out New York Kids Pick of the Literature 2004
Lois Lowry's Top Five Books for Summer
Nominated for ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2004
On "May We Recommend" Booksense National Bestseller List
On Spring/Summer Book Sense Children's Pick List

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Janet Tashjian

  • 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
    Janet Tashjian
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Vote for Larry

The Larry Series

Janet Tashjian

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