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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Be More Mre by 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 learns about the “squip. By instructing him on everything f Jeremy Heere is your average high school dork. By instructing him on everything from what to wear, to how to talk and walk, the squip transforms Jeremy from Supergeek to superchic.
Now chikl off-Broadway musical! Paperbackpages. Published September 1st by Disney-Hyperion first published April 19th New Jersey United States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Be More Chillplease sign up.
This book has gotten many bad reviews and it made me lenient to pick it up. Is it anything like the musical? Or will I be disappointed? Alexine You will be disappointed by the book. I see fans greatly enjoying the musical and I see such cute fanart that sadly, it’s hard for me to enjoy because …more You will be disappointed by the book.
I see fans greatly enjoying the musical and I see such cute fanart that sadly, it’s hard for cjill to enjoy because I can’t see the characters as they do. They’re such assholes in the book. Is this based off the musical, or is the musical based off the book? Praised as “a high-energy, imaginative, well-crafted world premiere musical” in The Star-Ledger, Be More Chill was lauded as “a vibrant, inventive musical that makes the most of every moment and features an abundantly talented cast” by BroadwayWorld.
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Oct 10, Gauri rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 This is the most vile and terrible book I have read in a long, long while. 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 guide on how to behave and what to do to accomplish one’s goals.
Using this, he is able to be considered “cool” and be among other popular teenagers who he once admired. What is just terrible about this book is that the author portrays and discusses girls and women as objects.
Jeremy intentionally engages in sexual and romantic relationships with girls that he moe not interested in, in order to demonstrate his sexual activity and be praised and viewed highly for it among his peers. By doing this, he hopes to gain the favor of his crush who maintains a distance from him. The Squip instructs him in how to seduce these girls.
He gives instructions such as “make traces along her back with your fingers” and other touching, which is generally okay, but becomes problematic when the author, Vizzini, writes every single girl to positively respond to these actions — as if these vizziin the “keys to success” with girls, and that every girl will accept this behavior towards them. There is also some lesson that the Squip gives him, instructing him that women and girls are attracted to pheromones.
Once you get with a girl, other girls will come to you and want you. Now, this is suggesting cyill there is justification in infidelity on the male’s part because of females’ “innate” attraction. Jeremy himself makes a comment later in the book to his crush, who was heartbroken about cyill cheated on by her ex-boyfriend, “I reassure, ‘We’re all dicks, if you give us the chance.
We react to threats and rewards.
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Another issue this book runs into is that though infidelity is dismissed when males commit it, girls are continuously and pervasively labeled “sluts” and “whores” and have every insult in the book thrown at them by both girls and boys. We know Elizabeth is like your Spider-Slut alterego or something. Every character in this book “slutshames” or shames girls for being sexually active or having multiple partners — this is a serious matter.
Another thing to note is that Jeremy’s love interest is not as sexually active as other girls, and is often described to be different than the other bed he meets whom he respects very little, once again, enforcing the hypocritical view of sexuality between the genders.
There are also other terrible things written: Vizzini writes no voice of moral conscience explaining that this is wrong; instead, his characters revel at the “opportunity”. The main character treats her with skepticism, and just says, fizzini.
Also, the word “gay” is continually used as an insult, as a slur. However, this isn’t brought on by the realization of his terrible treatment of girls or his old friends, but by a freak accident that injures his new friends. And, he regrets the decision of taking the chip because his crush ultimately rejects him. Thus, at the end of the novel, though the Squip is realized to be a bad and immoral influence on the main character, no comment is made whatsoever about his behavior with the female characters.
Jeremy vizzinj just portrayed as a tragic hero. Here is why all of this is very, very bad, and I seriously think this book should not be praised or even really published: Boys, aged 12 – 17, some of whom might be reclusive or have low self-esteem, and have some of the desires that the main character initially did, might pick up this book.
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As they read, they’ll believe: I have to talk this way. If I say this, girls will like me and smile at me. But I have to choll just the right thing.
And, I should only pay attention or be nice to girls nwd I’m interested in, forget the others. The way to ultimately get the girl I want is to touch them this way and manipulate them in mroe way. They’ll totally fall for it. And I’ll get what I want sexual favors. This is a very disgusting book.
Reconsidering another book by this author I once read, It’s Kind of a Funny StoryI realize that the two female characters that were love interests, were also portrayed with this misogynistic attitude. I shelved the book as a “Favorite” because he truly spoke well about depression, but how wrong he is about other issues makes my stomach churn. I will be editing my review for that book with respect to my thoughts this evening. I thought it was so immature. I mean seriously some touching and little licking and boom, girls want to have sex with you.
Jay I just finished reading it and that’s how I felt too.
I saw a decent average rating and thought it would be better. I did what you did and kept track I just finished reading it and that’s how I felt too. I did what you did and kept track of the things that really enraged me.
Kirsten Everyone says that you will be disappointed. Trust me, you won’t. It’s very similar mofe the musical, and it’s my favorite book. I didn’t like the endin Everyone says that you will be disappointed. I didn’t like the ending, because I wanted more. This is an nrd book and deserves a 5 star rating. You will love it if you get the chance to read it. Be more chill is about high school junior, Jeremy Heere and how he, in his most fragile desperate teenage state, spent dollars on a supercomputer called ‘the SQUIP’ that teaches him how to be cool….
It was so overdramatic it was hilarious.
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Solid book, entertaining enough, my only complaint was it ended too abruptly, and I was expecting more. More character development, more meaning??? All and all, a good book, nothing to rave about but also nothing to rant about. View all 6 comments. Apr 08, Jessica rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Chilk 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 bed fit in at any high sc 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 xhill it off a shelf.
His writing is so readable and fluid and his characters gizzini walk off the page and fit in at any high school in America. Why didn’t they give us books like this to read in high school? It’s weird fizzini me to read this book because the main character, Jeremy, I really think is based on Ned.
Jeremy says things about himself that I have heard Ned Vizzini talk about or seen him do.