Book Reviews of Be More Chill

Be More Chill
Be More Chill
Author: Ned Vizzini
ISBN-13: 9780786809950
ISBN-10: 0786809957
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Miramax
Book Type: Hardcover
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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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Even better than Vizzini's "Teen Angst? Naaah . . . A Quasi-autobiography" (which is nonfiction). Read more at or
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I think this book is just okay...didn't like the ending. Not because he didn't get the girl, but because I would have liked the ending to be more discriptive. I suppose one could say you could leave it to the imagination..still I would have liked a more to the story. Otherwise, I found the book had an interesting concept.
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