The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian
A guest review from Teen Room Staff Cat!
Josh Swenson is not your normal teenage boy. For one thing he only has 75 possessions. For another he talks to his dead mother at the Bloomingdale’s makeup counter. Oh, and he started an anti-consumerism, tolerance advocating blog the sparked a worldwide following and a rock concert.
Josh has channeled all his teenage angst, about the girl he likes, the consumerism of the age, advertising, and more, into witty posts on a website called The Gospel According to Larry. At first no one notices, but then Larry becomes more and more popular. Then the problems start. When should Josh tell Beth, his best friend who he secretly loves, he is Larry? Should he tell her? The mysterious Betagold is only making things work. She is determined to find the man behind Larry and expose him to the world.
I love The Gospel According the Larry; it’s witty and poignant. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
P.S. It’s on the Freshman Summer Reading List.