Some highlights from the Be More Chill book brought to you by me
Ps: Y’all these are just the parts I marked as I was reading, my personal favorites. Don’t evaluate the book just by looking at these. And I didn’t include any big spoilers so don’t worry!
Jeremy: You think we should go?
Michael: Are you asking me out?
Page 54, (it pains me how little boyfs moments are in the book)
Michael’s there, in the school parking lot. He managed to borrow the car from his parents and have it waiting for me the day I asked for it. I hug him.
I’m masturbating still, watching a video, but it’s not like I’m masturbating to Michael. I’m multitasking masturbating.
The gayer it feels, the better your posture. -The Squip, 2004.
Jeremy: Well, that card is only for emergencies.
Squip: You are an emergency, Jeremy.
Jeremy: I kind of hate Keanu Reeves’s voice. Can you switch to, ah, Brad Pitt?
Squip: We couldn’t get his rights. You sure you don’t like Keanu?
Squip: C’mon, just listen. Isn’t it soothing?
Page 135, (we love supportive Squip)
After twenty reps, with the Squip encouraging me and telling jokes, I’m so tired that I roll into bed without thinking about jerking off.
Page 138, (book Squip is superior)
Ms. Heere: Freedom of expression doesn’t exist for minors, Jeremy, which is what you are.
Squip: Tell her to go f _ _ _ herself.
I jump in the field and kick my heels together.
Squip: Let’s never, ever see that again, okay?
It was so simple... I don’t know how I didn’t think of it before.
Squip: It’s not your nature.
Page 174, (First of all Jeremy, rude. But at least he’s standing up for Michael, that’s something, right?)
Squip: Don’t bring him.
Jeremy: Nope, I’m bringing him. I want him along on this one. I’ve wanted him along the whole time, but now I finally have the clout to bring him.
Page 179, (I just LOVE their friendship)
Jeremy: I don’t think we have anything to worry about.
Squip: That’s because I calculated it for you, stupid.
I know. Thanks.
Christine: What’s yersquip?
Jeremy: That’s... my... imaginary... friend,
Rich: Huh, yeah. It’s what he calls his p-penis.
Jeremy: Would you shut up?
Christine: You have a name for your penis? Boys really do that?
Squip: Yeah. Rich’s is named Li’l’ Cheese Head.
Jeremy: Yeah. Rich’s is named Li’l’ Cheese Head.
Jeremy: And the house was on fire?
Squip: Well. Not all of it.
Jeremy: What the f _ _ _ ? What am I supposed to say to that?
Squip: Probably “No, no, this can’t be happening?”
Jeremy: This can’t be happening!
Page 235, (I love how Squip keeps roasting Jeremy’s parents)
Squip: You have bad parents, you know that?
Squip: They should have prepared you for situations like this. I’m not programmed to counsel human shock and sorrow.
Page 280, (Michael being sarcastic is what I stan)
Jeremy: It keeps log of all my thinkings.
Jeremy, hitting him: Whatever.
I didn’t want to wake up.
I was having a much better time asleep.
And that’s really sad.
It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved.
I woke up into a nightmare.
-Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story
guys. guys. guys. guys. guys. guys. guys. guys. how have i only heard of this now. ohh my god. *voice trembles* AAAAAAAAA okay. be more chill fans. theatre kids. everyone. get yo ass over heere.
guess what? theyre making a MUSICAL ADAPTATION of another one of ned vizzini's books~ its kind of a funny story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now i know that tumblr is really woke and there are possibly, probably people who view this book/movie (u can watch it on netflix) as problematic, but idec im sO EXCITED AND apparently this is been in the works since 2017!!! so yeahhhahahhh LOOK AT THIS BABAYEYEY
HEERES THE WIKIPEDIA PAGE FOR IT! if u scroll down u will see a brief thing on the musical;;
and YEAHH anyways bye
*screams* alex brightman is writing the book alex brightman is writing the book alex brightman is writing the book*
Be More Chill: The Graphic Novel by Ned Vizzini | Review
Why Did I Read Be More Chill: The Graphic Novel by Ned Vizzini? Previously, I’ve read two books by Ned Vizzini – Teen Angst, Nahhh and The Other Normals. Be More Chill is one of his more famous books, but I’ve not yet read it. The graphic novel adaptation showed up in my mailbox, so I figured it was as good a time as any to finally pick this book up. Plus, there’s the fact that David Levithan…
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It’s a shame that the rest of Ned Vizzini’s work is so under-appreciated. Sure, we all know he wrote “Be More Chill,“ which led to a fantastic musical, but he’s done other books.
He wrote “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” a book about a teenage boy who has to spend time in a mental hospital. This is a fantastic book that deconstructs myths about mental illness, mental hospitals, gender, sexuality - mostly the teenage straight kind but still - and more. Even better is that Vizzini wrote it after his own time in a mental hospital, which adds to the credibility. I fully recommend this book. (I also recommend the musical of this book as well!)
”The Other Normals” is a book I recommend for all my D&D nerds out there, as well as those who enjoy ”The Owl House.” This book isn’t as heart-felt or life lesson-heavy as “Be More Chill” or “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” but it’s still a fun read with some good advice about growing up, dealing with adversity, and remembering the consequences of your actions on others. I will say, the only thing I don’t enjoy about this book is that - if I remember correctly - the main character rejects D&D at the end, implying that the story is about rejecting childish games and growing out of fantasy. So, if that’s true and I’m remembering correctly, maybe not a fantastic ending.
I also know he’s worked on other books - House of Secrets, mostly - but I haven’t read those. These are the books I can definitely recommend from my own reading of them.
originally posted feb. 23, 2021 - ★★☆☆☆
I have been a huge fan of Be More Chill: The Musical since December 2017. It is absolutely one of my all time favorite things and some of the characters in it are all time faves. I did read the original book that same December, just before I listened to the musical cast recording for the first time and, despite it sitting at a 3 of 5 on my Goodreads, I think I really forgot how unwelcoming and different the original story was in comparison to its (superior) musical counter until just now, in reading the graphic novel. The reason this is a 2 of 5 when the original was a 3 of 5 is that this was just basically the same damn thing all over again but with bad art and less humor this time. Story wise, everything I said in my 2017 review still stands.
There’s this writer
He spent his whole career writing beautiful books about people facing their lives and trying not to kill themselves
Then he killed himself
and I never stop thinking of him
I’d rather be someone who’s screwed and open about it..
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, Ned Vizzini
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini