In the interesting novel Be More Chill, we go into the life of a typical nerd who like any other wishes to be cool and known among the popular kids. He's a tall scrawny boy with really bad dandruff and who sits quietly in class every day. Everyone talks around him thinking that he doesn't hear what he or she says and just ignores him but the truth is he hears every word. Especially a girl named Jenna who talks so much crap about her best friend to her other friend Anna. Whenever he gets made fun off in any way he has a sheet of paper in which he puts a tally next to the incident. But day after day in his math class he only stares at the girl in whom he is deeply in lust with but she doesn't know. Not until one day when he hears about this super computer chip that u take as a pill and it stays in your head telling you what to wear, how to talk, and who to talk to (it has conversations with you in your head). Jeremy steals his Aunts valuable beanie babies and sells them on eBay to collect the 600 dollars he needs to be able to pay for this highly effective pill. It does a magnificent job completely transforming the nerdy Jeremy into a stud that every girl wants to get with. But yet unfortunately things don't always come out as planned as the "squip" leads Jeremy into a world of lies, drugs, sex and violence. Worse yet he never ended up with the girl of his dreams, Christine. My recommendation for this book would be that this book is just a fun read, nothing to serious. But yet it's a book were its easy to relate to were a lot of the situations that happen in the book happen in young teenage life as well. Like for example the desperation to fit in. kids will do most likely anything to be part of "the cool group" hopefully not take some sort of pill that will talk to you in your head. But other things like being pressured into talking drugs. Sneaking out of the house to go to some party and not coming back until the next day at dawn without getting caught. These days we do so much and our parents know so little.
It deals with obstacles in life and the ways they are over come. Even if you are different, there are ways for everyone to fit in. The injustices in this book are well written to inform a large audience at many age levels. The book is also a great choice for those people who cheers for the underdogs. It served to illustrate how the simple things in life can mean everything.
I think that this book sends a very important message, it tells the reader about the dangers that adolescent girls face and survive every day. It also gives many different perspectives on issues that teens face because she gives us her own opinion and also those of her patients and their parents. I think that the reason this book is so eye-opening is because it gives you the honest truth, it's not candy coated. She tells stories that really happened, and the reality of the book is one of its best qualities.
I highly recommend this novel to a year 12 book reading club also because it is an important life lesson: knowledge of what went on in the world over 50 years ago, meaning the prejudice actions e.g assigning certain jobs and towns according to race, making white and black people not be able to use the same busses, houses, toilets or be in a relationship/married, etc. Also how the use of racism has decreased majorly over the majority of the world. “Ever morning until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, “Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?” “
Did you ever want to be cool but didn’t know how to become cool? Well neither did Jeremy Heere, (the protagonist) a high school student, until he found out about the “squip”, which is a quantum computer in pill form that can communicate with your brain once swallowed. Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini is a book about Jeremy’s life all the way from PRE-SQUIP all the way to POST-SQUIP. It contains loads of excitement, and unusual events. It’s unpredictable; you never know what is going to happen next.
Having literature that can speak to your situation in life is what young adults need in their books. In Donna’s Norton Through the Eyes of a Child she lists seven characteristics of a good young adult novel and some of them are,“written from the viewpoint of an of young people, main characters must overcome their problem without help from the parent, deal with emotional problem of young adults and have fast paced storyline” (Norton, 2007). The Fault in Our Stars executed theses things perfectly. It is told from the perspective of a sixteen year old girl, living with cancer, but still going through what most sixteen year old’s go through, She has parents who do not understand her life and what she is going through so they cannot actually help her with her problems and she falls in love for the first time and experienced a tragic heartbreak. The story goes on how life does for a teenager, everything is happening fast and very out of their control, and they must live as best as they can with the circumstances of their life. John Green wrote more than just a teen cancer book, he told the experiences of not having any control in your teen years by using
I think there could be multiple things that the author could have intended to get through to the readers. She could have wanted to teach or show young adults how hard life could get under certain circumstances. She also could have meant to reveal to kids that life isn’t always nice,easy or as pretty as you might have thought it was as a little kid. The true intent of the book could very well be something completely different from both of these things.
It perfectly demonstrates how important parenting is and what severe negative effects it can have on teenagers. On Jim it drove him into always having to prove himself that he wasn 't a chicken, which got him into trouble often. While Judy was simply seeking for the attention from her father and because she couldn 't obtain this she sought male attention elsewhere. Finally Plato’s family issues were the worst because he didn 't have a mother and father. Therefore he struggled with abandonment and psychological issues because of them. It shows that parenting should not be taken lightly and they will eventually determine whether you raise a Healthy and well behaved teenager or a rebellious
Becca then sets off on a journey to Europe to discover her grandmother's true identity. I felt this book was more for adults than for young adults. It was complicated and probably difficult for a young teen to follow. It had language that may not suitable for a young adult. Such as a line like, "Stan expertly braked and simultaneously turned the wheel slightly to the right.
...ersonally, I fell in love with the book. Ray Bradbury has a more unique style in writing than most authors. I believe it is a very appropriate book for high school and I would recommend it to everyone. I think anyone and everyone can connect someway to the main themes of the novel. Everyone has or will undergo a stage in life where they don’t feel accepted. Then it is up to that person to chose how they decided to take it. In the book some characters decided to fight the evil and found themselves doing so. People get so caught up in what people think when really they should just accept themselves, “Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, you are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets” (Clark Moustakas). This book could show that no matter the age or who you are anything is possible and not even the sky is the limit.
Family will help each other through hard times and encourage each other saying that they will make it through not matter how hard things may be. It takes hard work and determination for a kid who grows up around drugs and bad influences to make something good out of their life. They have to strive and try their hardest to stay out of what is going on around them in their neighborhood, in their school, and sometimes in their family. In this book you follow the lives of two very different individuals with the same name . They grow up in a similar situation, but end up going down two very different paths. One gets into the drugs game and ends up spending life in prison while the other becomes a successful businessman and author. Both faced temptations
The majority of the books I have read in the past fall under this category, I enjoy reading books that have the genre of young adult fiction because the characters are usually developing and becoming more mature along with the book and young adult fictions always have a sense of reality even though it's a fiction book. This books reminded me of one of my all time favourite book called The Hunger Games series. By reading the book and recognising the genre I realised that this book was going to be similar to the hunger games because they both have the dystopia genre in common . In both books, the main characters are both living under the horrible laws of their government without happiness or joy. Therefore I chose the book because the story appealed to me and made me want to learn more about the
Some authors sugar things in order to make the reading more appealing while, this author did explain a couple of things that would make you angry, cry, agree, or maybe even disagree with him. From what I have read the tone of the book identifies with the main character that happens to be a thirteen-year-old female. To Start, I will give you a brief introduction about the main character Caroline and girl her father who are living off the radar, in the shadows of civilization. This thirteen-year-old girl and her father live in Forest Park, of Portland, Oregon. They occupy a small space in a cave as shelter, while storing per...
Every teenager has the same exact problem: high school. The conflicts, drama, and social assemblage is a part of every high school student experience at his or her different campus. While most students determine that there is no single adult that has any idea of the situations and circumstances that each person faces in their daily life, they are unbelievably mistaken. Novelist and screenwriter, Stephan Chbosky, perfectly captures these issues in a mature, thematic experience that every teen can relate to. And for some odd reason, some individuals feel that this coming-of-age story needs to be banned from public libraries and schools throughout our nation.
Everyone knows that growing up is not an easy thing to do. In fact, the teenage years can be one of the most tumultuous stages of a person’s life. Changes take place daily, making it seem as though a person has no control over his life. These years often are marked by feelings of insecurity, hostility, and uncertainty. Despite this, however, the fact remains that the teenage years also serve as a time of personal growth and maturation. Because these years are so important, it is my belief that schools would be wise to consider adding a unit devoted to the study of texts that chronicle this growth process. I believe that many students would benefit greatly from a curricular unit centered around the “coming of age” theme.