Be More Chill: The Graphic Novel (Hardcover)

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The groundbreaking story by New York Times best-selling author Ned Vizzini that inspired the Tony-nominated Broadway musical--now adapted in a graphic novel by #1 New York Times best-selling author David Levithan.
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."
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 geek to the coolest guy in class. Soon he is friends with his former tormentors and has the attention of the hottest girls in school.
But Jeremy discovers that there is a dark side to handing over control of your life--and it can have disastrous consequences.

About the Author


Ned Vizzini began writing for The New York Press at the age of fifteen. At nineteen, he had his first book published, Teen Angst? Naaah…. He was also author of three other books for young adults including The Other Normals, Be More Chill, the first young adult novel ever chosen as a Today Show Book Club pick, and which is the basis of the musical of the same name, and It's Kind of a Funny Story, which NPR named #56 of the "100 Best-Ever Teen Novels" of all time and which is the basis of the film of the same name. The last novel published before his death, House of Secrets, was a middle-grade fantasy novel co-written with filmmaker Chris Columbus; it debuted on the New York Times best-seller list.David Levithan is the author or co-author of many novels about teen life, including Boy Meets Boy, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (written with Rachel Cohn), Every Day, Two Boys Kissing, 19 Love Songs, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (written with John Green). By day, he's a publisher and editor, working on other people's novels and graphic novels. This is his first graphic novel adaptation, which he did out of his love for Ned Vizzini and his admiration for both the novel's and the musical's many enthusiastic fans. You can find him on Twitter at @loversdiction.

Nick Bertozzi is an award-winning cartoonist. Some of his most notable works include The Salon, Lewis & Clark, Persimmon Cup, the New York Times best-selling Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey, the New York Times best-selling Jerusalem: A Family Portrait (written by Boaz Yakin), and Becoming Andy Warhol. He has received the Ignatz Award and multiple Harvey Awards, and teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts. Nick lives in Queens, NY, with his wife and daughters. Visit him online at nickbertozzi.com.

Praise For…


PRAISE FOR IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

"Funny. . . . [Vizzini] supplies personal insights and a clever, self-deprecating tone that make the book an entertaining read."—The Washington Post

PRAISE FOR BE MORE CHILL

"Bitingly funny."—Booklist

PRAISE FOR IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

* "Intimate, real, funny, ironic. . . . This book offers hope in a package that readers will find enticing."—Booklist (starred review)

PRAISE FOR IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

"Insightful and utterly authentic. . . . This is an important book."—The New York Times Book Review

PRAISE FOR BE MORE CHILL

" Be More Chill updates the classic nerd-who-yearns-for-popularity story by adding a sci-fi twist."—The New York Times

PRAISE FOR IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

"A book about depression that's not the least bit depressing."—Teen Vogue

PRAISE FOR IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

* "Filled with humor and pathos."—School Library Journal (starred review)

PRAISE FOR IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

* "Highly readable and upbeat."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

PRAISE FOR IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

"The wise, witty narrator and sensitive handling of a hot topic should win over older teens--and their parents."
People

PRAISE FOR BE MORE CHILL

"Quirky, Funny, and Dead-on…imagine Holden Caulfield with internet access."—New York Post

PRAISE FOR IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

"It's terrific: funny, incisive, disarming."—New York Magazine

PRAISE FOR BE MORE CHILL

2004 Today Show Book Club Pick 2005 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers—Judy Blume


Product Details
ISBN: 9781368057868
ISBN-10: 1368057861
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English