Be More Chill

Be More Chill 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 fin

  • Title: Be More Chill
  • Author: Ned Vizzini
  • ISBN: 9780786809950
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 frJeremy 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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    1. Be more chill is about high school junior, Jeremy Heere and how he, in his most fragile desperate teenage state, spent 600 dollars on a supercomputer called 'the SQUIP' that teaches him how to be cool…. or more appropriately chill. This book is the most over exaggerated high school cliché popularity satire I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. It was so overdramatic it was hilarious. The SQUIP was also a super interesting concept, and Jeremy’s social awkwardness was amusing to read about [...]

    2. Ned is actually a good friend of mine - we briefly dated when I was a sophomore in college and we've remained friends (the book is dedicated in-part to me, in fact) - but I swear to God, I'd love Be More Chill even if I'd pulled it off a shelf. I really can't put it down; it's refreshing to read a young adult novel that's a quick read, but still a thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud funny one. His writing is so readable and fluid and his characters could walk off the page and fit in at any high sc [...]

    3. This is the most vile and terrible book I have read in a long, long while. I finished this in one day, not because it was engrossing, but the material presented in here was so shocking I needed to read until the end to make sure it wasn't a satire. The premise of this book is essentially that a high-school aged boy, Jeremy, who longs after a particular girl and has low self-esteem about his persona, comes across a small pill-sized supercomputer called a "squip" that can act as a instructional gu [...]

    4. 3.75En un universo donde Eminem murió por causa de un accidente de Hockey, Jeremy Heere, un inseguro chico de preparatoria, lidia con la impopularidad que su día a día lo obliga a vivir. Lo único que nuestro protagonista quiere es ser "cool" y salir con la bella Christine, su compañera de clase y obra teatral, pero dado su estatus, le es imposible. En una serie de eventos, Jeremy encuentra la respuesta a todos sus problemas: "Squip", una microcomputadora en forma de pastilla que le abre las [...]

    5. Wow. I cannot believe how much I wanted to like this book and how disappointed I was by how misogynistic it is! Misogynistic, by the way, technically means "hates women" and, while I don't think Ned Vizzini (or the protagonist, Jeremy) hates women, I think this book INCORRECTLY represents high school girls as complete idiots. He presents the idea that if a boy simply wears the right t-shirt and says two "correct" sentences then she will instantly become sexually and personally attracted to him. [...]

    6. Jeremy Heere is a typical high school geek. Unable to socialize with other people, he instead chooses to analyze their reactions to him, tallying up insults and laughter on self-made Humiliation Sheets.And he's damned tired of it.All Jeremy wants is to be Cool. He wants to rub shoulders with the Hottest Girls in School. But most of all, he wants the attention of Christine, a girl in his drama club who won his heart over.Jeremy doesn't think any of this is possible until he learns about the "squi [...]

    7. So here’s the premise: teenage boy is awkward, nerdy, uncool. He hears about a pill, a “squip,” that is a microcomputer that will give him instructions on how to be cool (or “more chill”). He gets a squip, becomes cool, and eventually the squip fails - its technology isn’t perfect yet.You might have been thinking - wait, wait, as YAF shouldn’t this book have ended with the boy realizing he’s better off as himself, without the aid of a microcomputer telling him exactly what to say [...]

    8. A great book with genius humor and unfortunately, a so-so ending that felt kinda rushed.Actual rating: 4.6 out of 5Buy, Borrow, or Bin Verdict: Buy

    9. Are you popular? Well, are you? Because, like, there's this pill. Yeah, it'll make you act, look, seem, sound, make, break, buy, sell, find, invent, STINK of coolness. And get this, you'll be able to touch boobiesNawww, dawg! I ain't playin' ya! You won't need no frizzy black wig or alter ego! No beaded curtains or orange hair! ('cuse my Brady Bunch flashbacks I'm showing my age, yo.)You just swallow this pill and then you like get this really hip computer chip embedded in your brain that tells [...]

    10. Imagine being controlled by a computer that talks in your head. Well you may think this is impossible, but somehow Jeremy manages to get this "computer" called a squip. Why? You ask. This so called computer gets you whatever you desire, at least that's what Jeremy thinks. "Going out. At least now i know which stage I'm up against. I'm getting prepped. I think I might have a shot," Jeremy says to himself. The only reason Jeremy is getting a squip is because of Christine. Be More Chill is the book [...]

    11. Zin in een hilarisch boek over een awkward nerd die populair kan worden? Lees dan Be More Chill van Ned Vizzini! nerdygeekyfanboy/recensie/

    12. I don’t know what to think about this book. I want to think positively about it because I really like the musical, but it’s so different and there are multiple issues with this book. It follows Jeremy who is in high school and has extremely low self esteem, and a massive crush on a girl called Christine.Why is Jeremy so mean to Michael? And why did Michael just accept all of Jeremy’s crap? At some point Jeremy should have realised that the Squip is just a piece of technology and Michael ha [...]

    13. Okay, so I picked this up because it was on my kids' desk, I recognized the author's name and it is on my daughter's summer reading list It is a compelling read, a bit disturbing (from a parent's point of view), sometimes humorous, and probably altogether true - except the part of the super-computer that is swallowed and mind controlled, of course (at least not in 2008). The story of the cool vs not cool in school is an old story played out everywhere, all the time in pop culture - the geeks/ner [...]

    14. 3.5 Stars.Ned Vizzini some how managed to capture the horrors and benefits of extremely advanced technology all the way back in 2004. Pre iPhone. While the characters were not always like-able, or even minimally moral, they rang true for the authentic teenage voice. Originally, I only picked this up because I hoped to hear Will Connolly’s and George Salazar’s voices in my head for a few hours. I mean, c’mon; the musical is pretty grand.However, instead I got a profound outlook on technolog [...]

    15. Be More Chill follows the story of Jeremy Heere, a dorky theater-nerd who seems to spend all his time looking at porn and masturbating (yep that's your hero folks!). After failing to woo his crush with chocolate, he hears rumors of a new technology called a "squip" a microcomputer that can make you cool or smarter or whatever you're lacking. After selling some of his aunt's beloved beanie babies, Jeremy gets a blackmarket squip.The squip changes his life--taking him from dud to stud in record ti [...]

    16. Be More Chill follows the story of Jeremy Heere, a dorky theater-nerd who seems to spend all his time looking at porn and masturbating (yep that's your hero folks!). After failing to woo his crush with chocolate, he hears rumors of a new technology called a "squip" a microcomputer that can make you cool or smarter or whatever you're lacking. After selling some of his aunt's beloved beanie babies, Jeremy gets a blackmarket squip.The squip changes his life--taking him from dud to stud in record ti [...]

    17. I was so eager to read this book because I loved Vizzini's novel It's Kind of a Funny Story, which I found to be both funny and perceptive. This book was more of it's immature little brother (although it technically is older). The concept of a geek swallowing a supercomputer to become Cool is an over-the-top twist to the classic "dweeb becomes cool" story that fodders so many high school rom-coms. And although the premise is funny and ridiculous, I was waiting for the book to become serious. It [...]

    18. “See, because being Cool is obviously the most important thing on earth. It’s more important than getting a job, or having a girlfriend, or political power, or money, because all those things are predicated by Coolness. They happen because of it. They depend on it.”2 starsread full review here no synopsis because I was too lazy to write one - read the one The WritingThe writing style in this definitely helped develop Jeremy’s character – look using fancy words and fitting them into se [...]

    19. I started reading this book because of the musical made after it. I was astonished at how different they were, but the book really was interesting. I definitely recommend this for more mature readers, because of some explicit content. Some people might have heard the music, become interested in reading the book, and be shocked at how different they are. I do think it’s a fun read. Honestly, there isn’t a lot of purpose in the story, but its enjoyable and pretty cool. The only thing I really [...]

    20. FOR ALL THE PEOPLE COMING TO READ THIS FROM LISTENING TO THE MUSICAL:Leave. This book will ruin the musical for you. This book is so much better than the musical ever will be. I can't even listen to the musical anymore.Other than the characters' names and a few of the same settings, the book and the musical are not the same whatsoever. Christine's character is completely changed. She is an absolute jerk, not a cinnamon bun. Rich is more likable, and we get to see more of him. Michael isn't some [...]

    21. This is one of the most amazing books I have read in a very long time, I book puts you in a zone I have never felt before while reading any other book, It felt so real, even though none of it is.

    22. Be More Chill was an interesting novel. There were parts I liked, and parts I didn’t like about the story, writing, characters, events etc. So lets start with the stuff I didn’t like.One of the things that jumped out to me almost immediately upon reading it was some of the crazy verbs used for dialogue attribution. I recently finished Stephen King’s On Writing and one of the things he suggests that, as writers, that we never do, is to use superfluous adverbs when attributing dialoge. Howev [...]

    23. In “Be More Chill,” Jeremy Heere is an unpopular drama nerd who daily records the injustices he suffers on Humiliation Sheets. He’s never been to a party, never been to a dance, never been on a date, never been kissed… he virtually breaks out in hives just sitting next to a girl. When Jeremy thinks all hope of ever being Cool is lost, he learns about “squips.” A squip is a microscopic supercomputer that is swallowed. It then works its way into your brain and tells you how to walk, ta [...]

    24. 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. The ending was amazing so stay tuned for thatTheater Nerds/Fans of the Musical like me:This book is VERY different t [...]

    25. Be More Chill, by Ned Vizzini Is one of the best books I have ever read. The author does a great job at exposing teen life in its most real forms. It really is a great read for all. The Book is great read for all young adults and teens. The reason it is so great for teens and young adults is because most of them can relate to the story. At one point or another in life we have all felt out of place or unwanted: dorky. We all want a find a way out no matter what, instead of means that can be used [...]

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