The Gospel According to Larry

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Josh Swensen is not your average 17-year-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 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?


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Part One

“I haven’t enjoyed a rant this much since Thoreau,” Beth said. “We need people stirring up the way we think about things.”

My best friend, Beth, was trying to talk me into forming a Larry study group with her. His Web site—www.thegospelaccordingtolarry.com...
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Questions for Discussion
1. In his quest to be antimaterialistic, Josh has just seventy-five possessions, including shirts, shoes, keys, books, CDs, and underwear. If you had to limit the things you own to seventy-five items, what would they be?
2. Josh states, “I've only wanted one thing in my life...
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PRAISE FOR

“The voice is clear, the ending satisfying. The readers will eat this one up.”
–Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“A terrific read with a credible and lovable main character.”
–School Library Journal, Starred


From the Paperback edition.