VOTE FOR LARRY by Janet Tashjian

VOTE FOR LARRY

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this companion to The Gospel According to Larry (2001), Larry’s back from the dead and running for president. With the Peace Party, a 28th amendment to make 18 the minimum age a person can run for president, creative uses of the Internet, and support from music icons Bono, Sting, Aerosmith, and Norah Jones, Larry is once again head of a mass movement with the potential to change the world—yet he’s never quite sure if maybe he’s only out to impress a girl. Politics, romance, important social issues, and even a saboteur in the wings make this a fun, spirited romp through an election year. Tashjian’s lively, comic prose, coupled with her characters’ anger at politics as usual in this country, may just inspire young readers to become young voters. This can stand on its own, but those new to Larry’s world will want to read the previous installment as well. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-8050-7201-2
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2004




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