The groundbreaking novel that inspired the Broadway musical! 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. This modern-day classic by New York Times best-selling author Ned Vizzini contains photos from the Broadway musical; an introduction by the Broadway showcreators, Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz; and an afterword by New York Times best-selling author David Levithan.
(Vocal Selections). 11 songs from the stage musical arranged with vocal line and piano accompaniment. Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about "The Squip" a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk? Be More Chill is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini and features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis. Songs include: Be More Chill/Do You Wanna Ride? * A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into * Halloween * I Love Play Rehearsal * Jeremy's Theme * Michael in the Bathroom * More Than Survive * The Pants Song * The Squip Song * Two-Player Game * Voices in My Head.
The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits
Author: Donalyn Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Millercontinues the conversation that began in her bestselling book,The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealedthe secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in theWild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes howto truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in ourstudents. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as wellas students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice andstrategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five keyreading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Alsoincluded are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, andcomprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished withEditorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Weekand Teacher magazine, Reading in the Wild is packedwith ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of"wild" reading. "When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time tograb Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resourcesand management techniques will enhance and improve existingclassroom systems and structures." —Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek SchoolDistrict, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Haveto Teach Reading? "With Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller gives educatorsanother important book. She reminds us that creating lifelongreaders goes far beyond the first step of putting good books intokids' hands." —Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin CitySchools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of Beyond LeveledBooks "Reading in the Wild, along with the now legendary TheBook Whisperer, constitutes the complete guide to creating astimulating literature program that also gets students excitedabout pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best preparesstudents for understanding demanding academic texts. In otherwords, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems inlanguage education." —Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University ofSouthern California
A Critical Study of Children's and Teens' Science Fiction
Author: Farah Mendlesohn
Category: Literary Criticism
Science fiction is often considered the genre of ideas and imagination, which would seem to make it ideal for juveniles and young adults; however, the ideas are often dispensed by adults. This book considers the development of science fiction for children and teens between 1950 and 2010, exploring why it differs from science fiction aimed at adults. In a broader sense, this critical examination of 400 texts sheds light on changing attitudes toward children and teenagers, toward science education, and toward the authors' expectations and sociological views of their audience.
“The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changes so I don’t get yelled at.” —Ned Vizzini Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, Teen Angst? Naaah . . . invites you into Ned’s world of school, parents, cool (and almost cool), street people, rock bands, friends, fame, camp, sex (sort of), Cancún (almost), prom, beer, video games, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection
Author: Read Mercer Schuchardt
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
Pervasive and multidisciplinary, this insightful exploration discusses how and why this seminal work developed, and continues to grow, such a cult following. When Fight Club punched its way onto the scene a decade ago, it provided an unprecedented glimpse into the American male’s psyche and rapidly turned into a euphemism for a variety of things that should be “just understood” and not otherwise acknowledged. Key to its success is the variety of lenses through which the story can be interpreted; is it a story of male anxiety in a metrosexual world, of ritual religion in a secular age, of escape from totalitarian capitalism, or the spiritual malaise induced by technologically-oriented society? Writers, conspiracy theorists, and philosophers are among those ready to talk about Fight Club’s ability to be all these and more.
Your Favorite Authors on C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia
Author: Herbie Brennan
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The third in the latest film version of C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, will be released in December 2010. In a crowded market of predictable tie-ins, Through the Wardrobe—a collection of always thoughtful, frequently clever explorations of the series by sixteen popular YA authors that proves the series is more than its religious underpinnings—stands out. Step through the wardrobe and into the imaginations of these friends of Aslan as they explore Narnia—from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Last Battle, from the heart of Caspian’s kingdom to the Eastern Seas. Find out: • Why Edmund Pevensie is totally crush-worthy • What tea and Turkish Delight have to do with World War II • Why The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be the best movie of the series • What Susan really did to get herself booted out of Narnia (it wasn’t the pantyhose or the lipstick) The series’ roots in C.S. Lewis’ Christianity are important, but there’s more to Narnia than just the religious symbolism. Through the Wardrobe, edited by internationally bestselling British fantasy author Herbie Brennan, reveals new levels of richness and delight the other Narnia books overlook.