Like We Care

Like We Care

Like We Care What if they just stopped What if in a grand scruffy stab at corporate disobedience teenagers en masse simply stopped spending their money on the cynical crap that s relentlessly mainlined to them t

  • Title: Like We Care
  • Author: Tom Matthews
  • ISBN: 9781890862367
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What if they just stopped What if in a grand, scruffy stab at corporate disobedience, teenagers en masse simply stopped spending their money on the cynical crap that s relentlessly mainlined to them the addictive and deadly cigarettes, the hateful music, the crude and desensitizing videos and movies What if they stopped buying that % just to cause trouble That s the raWhat if they just stopped What if in a grand, scruffy stab at corporate disobedience, teenagers en masse simply stopped spending their money on the cynical crap that s relentlessly mainlined to them the addictive and deadly cigarettes, the hateful music, the crude and desensitizing videos and movies What if they stopped buying that % just to cause trouble That s the radical notion behind Like We Care, a biting, clever, and hilarious satire in which two endearingly subversive high school seniors set out to monkey wrench the recording industry, the cigarette industry, the junk food industry indeed, much of the American money machine Marrying the internet to corporate America s own schemes and weapons, they slowly, reluctantly launch a grassroots campaign, with racial, political, and cultural implications, that harnesses the awesome, untapped power of teenagers flush with cash and inflamed by adult hypocrisy.

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    Three stars is perhaps a little generous. The idea was fun, but the writing was decidedly mediocre. Older writers should not try to write "authentic" dialogue for today's young people. You're the man now, dog, indeed.I'll toss it an extra star for making me laugh a couple of times.

    No less than a manifesto and instruction manual for teenagers to use their numbers and newly inflamed passion to wreak real havoc on the politicians and corporate giants that exploit them for cash. The fact that I wrote this book may have me a bit biased. But just a bit.

    Reviewed by Mark Frye, author and reviewer for TeensReadTooA small group of teens, a school teacher, and a TV producer shake the foundations of the corporate world in LIKE WE CARE, the debut novel from screenwriter Tom Matthews. What begins as a small protest between friends and hangers-on snowballs into a cross-country, grass roots protest movement with more at stake than mere dollars. With witty dialogue and perfect comedic timing, LIKE WE CARE is that rare adult novel that is not only suitabl [...]

    Okay, when I first started this book, I hated it. The story is about a bunch of rich and popular suburban kids rebelling against normal teenage crapola. It seemed to say 'And look you can make a difference too!'. This annoyed me. The only reason they were actually able to make some sort of difference was because the guy who started it (who was actually given the idea by a 'lesser than') had tons of brainless cronies. Honestly, I only stuck around for Frank Kolak, the teacher. But then I realised [...]

    I finished reading this book a little while ago. I think that my favorite par was how the story lines all came together in the end. It really gives the reader satisfaction for knowing that all the hard work of remembering what is going on in each characters life payed off in the end. I think that the books biggest downfall is all the swearing. It's true that teenagers and some adults swear a lot, but not as much as Mr. Matthews depicted. By toning his choice of his character's words he could hav [...]

    Just finished this book, was not as good as expected, but still worth reading, essentially is the story of youth culture taking on big business, rather than be controlled and directed, let's boycott companies and make them understand that the (ethernal) youth of today are not pushovers. The book takes a good 100 pages before it gets going, but then it starts to come alive, while the plot is a bit paint by numbers in that you can see what is coming and and where, it is a good read (apologies for [...]

    Well, honestly I pick up the book because of the cover. I thought it was really long. The story line is really good. It's about kids who stop buying stuff from the store in their small town. To get back at the store owner for treating them all crumby. Then it turns out to have a bigger meaning once it gets on T.V. Kids all around the world realize that major companies and media are brainwashing them. They get pissed. Their slogan is "were not buying this shit!" I'm not going to criticize the aut [...]

    Annie works for rock cable music station, she finds Kyle believes he and his protest(friends) would played well on Tv station that they revelled from the past. So as to I thought this book was really good because they wanted to make a big difference for their life and others. They were organized and believe they would have plenty of economic and political. I recommend this book to someone who wants to make a big difference for someone.

    Too horrible - I didn't even bother finishing this book. It pretty much was full of everything I try to avoid when reading books, language, sex, drugs, adult content, violence. When authors fill their books with such trash I often want to take over the world and rid it of such meaningless garbage and filth.

    Interesting premise that teens CAN think rationally and find a way to stop -- or at least slow doen the manipulation from business (aka music) that fills their life.Once past the language and the references, the plot was standard but the premise held my attention.

    This novel is really just sticking it to the man. Any rebelious teenager, or person in general really, ought to read it. It's good for some laughs, and there are some really great quotes to live by, also.

    This is one of the few books I'd rate so highly that also uses the f-word in every chapter. The main character and his friend, with the help of a disgruntled minor media director, expose and take down a major media corporation, in retaliation for its blatant exploitation of their demographic.

    I was instrumental in getting this book published. I helped edit it and am credited in the Acknowledgements. I can't be impartial, but this book will always have a place in my heart.

    Excellent, spot-on satire! I think Borders classified it wrong as a YA novel. It would take a smart, savvy, thoughtful teen to truly "get" this book.

    The saying has always been “When life gives you lemons, you learn how to make lemonade”. Tom Matthews’ fictional novel Like We Care says “why settle for lemonade when there is an orange tree?” . In the setting of…. we meet hotheaded passionate Joel Kasten and calm calculating Todd Noland who, while could not be any more different, work together to boycott not only the music industry but the cigarette and junk food industries as well with the help of an executive for a music video net [...]

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