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Publisher's Summary

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 is told about the "squip". A pill-sized supercomputer that you swallow, the squip 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 a supergeek to one of the most popular guys in class. Soon he has made friends and has the attention of the hottest girls in school. But his real dream, Christine, remains out of his reach. Jeremy eventually finds out that there is also a dark side to having a computer inside your brain, and it can lead to disastrous consequences.
©2004 Ned Vizzini (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Wacky, irreverent....This novel has substance as well as flash, and lots of appeal to bright teens....Literary and funny." (School Library Journal)
"Readers will identify and groan with embarrassment for Jeremy, whose candidly uncool voice rings very true." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Miles Gloriosus on 04-25-06

What a blank-blank book!

I was a little hesitant to buy this book at first. I graduated from high school 55 years ago, and today's youth are from another planet as far as I'm concerned. But I have to admit both the book and the reader had me lmao from the beginning. This really isn't a science fiction book (too bad in a way... I have always liked sci-fi). It's a very funny, and at the same time heartwarming story about a NJ teenager growing up. Being from NJ myself, I had a special appreciation for his perceptions of the Garden State. I recommend this book enthusiastically.

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5 out of 5 stars
By McLennan on 08-17-17

so good

this is a new favorite book. i got it because i like the musical, but the book is even better.

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