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Be More Chill
Be More Chill
Author: Ned Vizzini
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 lif...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780786809950
ISBN-10: 0786809957
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Miramax
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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bookaddict avatar reviewed Be More Chill on
Helpful Score: 8
This book was a hoot. It is briskly written, classified as Teen/YA (but I am neither and I enjoyed the heck out of it!)--would be appropriate for older teens (there is a wee bit of sex in it--nothing graphic, more just allusions to sex) or anyone who enjoys a good story.

The protagonist is a nerdy teenage boy who finds out about the new black-market "squip" technology-- a computer in a capsule that you swallow--and buys the one for "coolness." Almost immediately, there's a computer in his head, directing and correcting his every move--what to wear, what to say, etc,,,and eureka, he goes from Loser to Supercool in no time!

But of course, squips being "beta" technology, there are gonna be complications...let's just say hilarity ensues.

It is a really fun book, even for adults; highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 3
It was written well but I didn't care enough about the main character. He is this picked on loser but I just don't see it. I didn't care enough about his problems.
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Helpful Score: 1
A silly, but nonetheless enjoyable read.
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Very well-written teen fiction. A believable plot with a quirky twist--quite inventive. Enjoyable characters with a real edge to them; teenager vs. himself was a revealing theme.
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Jeremy is the high school nerd with only one friend and little chance of getting the girl he really likes, so he take a âpill.â The pill is a mini computer that will attach to his brain and give him all of life's instructions. But can a computer have nuance or empathy? This was definitely was meant as a message for people as we become more and more dependent on computers/internet/AI. It's a very dangerous slippery slope because we lose individuality and creativity. Even our freedoms will be lost the more dependent we become on technology.