Be More Chill

Be More Chill

Book - 2004
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Badly in need of self-confidence and a change of image, high school nerd Jeremy Heere swallows a pill-sized super computer that is supposed to help him get whatever he wants.
Publisher: New York : Miramax/Hyperion Books For Children, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786809950
Branch Call Number: YA F Viz


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Oct 15, 2017

This book was a rollercoaster of emotions, drama, and angst, but I loved it. I read this book in less than a day and staying up to 1AM just to finish. Jeremy and Michael are the outcasts of their high school- on the outside always looking in. At the same time, you can relate to them with at least one thing. Jeremy and Michael are such unique characters which made this story great. I would suggest that readers 14+ should read this.

The ending was amazing so stay tuned for that...

Theater Nerds/Fans of the Musical like me:
This book is VERY different than the musical, so don't expect it to be the same. Personally, I liked the book better than the musical. But Ned Vizzini's legacy lives on with the new production of Be More Chill. What is a legacy? It's planting seeds in a garden that you never get to see....

Dec 21, 2013

Possibly I am the world's most juvenile adult, but I loved this book by the (most sadly) late author Ned Vizzini; entertaining, witty, and imaginative.

ARamos123 Nov 13, 2012

I like this book. It wasn't that bad. Although they are some awkard, dirty scenes the plot was very original. I suggest not allowing younger readers to read this. 17 and up can read this. It's also very entertaining. Four and a half stars.

soramalkalovesbpl Aug 03, 2012

This book is incredibly DIRTY!

Feb 12, 2010

Jeremy Heere is a dork. No car, no girlfriend, no high school status. An endless existence as a nerd who keeps track of his daily humiliations and consoles himself with Internet porn seems to stretch out in front of Jeremy?until someone tells him to take a squip. A squip is a supercomputer in pill form, a bit of nanotechnology that lodges in Jeremy?s brain (after he buys it illegally from the back of a Payless shoe store and washes it down with a Mountain Dew) and tells him what to wear, say and do to be Cool. Before you can say ?take a chill pill,? Jeremy is leading a squip-enhanced life that has him partying with the guys who used to torment him, hooking up with the school?s hottest girls, and maybe even impressing his beautiful, untouchable crush Christine. But life with a piece of experimental talking technology in your head isn?t all it?s cracked up to be, and Jeremy struggles to find a balance between the sex-and-drug-fueled exploits his new popularity demands of him and getting the girl to really care about him. Author Ned Vizzini invents a clever could-be world that confronts the challenges of teen life with a biting sense of humor and a working knowledge of what that life is really like (Vizzini, twenty-three years old when Be More Chill was published, began writing about his experiences at New York City?s Stuyvesant High School when he was just fifteen). Jeremy?s squip may have some unconventional ideas, but Jeremy himself?a typical, smart-ass, desperate teenager?is the sort of dorky boy the world (alternate reality or not) needs more of.


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