Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini

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Jeremy Heere is your average high school dork. Day after day, he stares at beautiful Christine, the girl he can never have, and dryly notes the small humiliations that come his way. . . until the day he finds out about the "squip." This pill-sized supercomputer, when swallowed, is guaranteed to bring you whatever you most desire in life. By instructing him on everything from what to wear to how to talk and walk, the squip transforms Jeremy from Supergeek into one of the most popular guys in class. Soon he is friends with his former tormentors and has the attention of the hottest girls in school. But Jeremy eventually discovers that there is also a dark side to having a computer inside your brain-and it can have disastrous consequences. Searingly witty and surprisingly poignant-this novel heralds the arrival of a hot new talent in YA fiction. Ned Vizzini began writing for New York Press at the age of fifteen. At seventeen he was asked to write a piece for New York Times Magazine, which led to the publication Teen Angst? Naah . . . , his autobiography of his years at a New York City high school, which was selected as a Booksense 76 Pick. Now twenty-two, Ned lives in Brooklyn, New

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Ned Vizzini began writing for The New York Press at the age of fifteen. At nineteen, he had his first book published, Teen Angst? Naaah . Ned is also the author of Be More Chill, the first young adult novel ever chosen as a Today Show Book Club pick, as well as one of Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Books for 2004. Ned lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published June 1, 2004 by Disney-Hyperion. 304 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There’s no narrative comment on whether coolness is really the best aspiration or whether girls are real people.

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Jeremy's squip eventually leads him to disaster, and he has to figure out what he's going to do all on his own.Sarcastic, sexy (well, Jeremy wishes there was sex) and hilarious, this thought-provoking book is not to be missed by anyone who has ever wanted the impossible.

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Be More Chill

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This book is told from the perspective of Donnie (aka Fanboy), a geeky smart kid who has only one friend, is obsessed with graphic novels, has a less-than-storybook family life, and who is prodded and persecuted by other students at his high school.

Oct 02 2006 | Read Full Review of Be More Chill

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