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 Supergeek to superchic.
If you think this is like the musical, you’re wrong.
This book is like many books that try to talk about the “real gritty” teenage experience. However unlike books that fail to give an actual story true to the teenage experience, such as “Stones to Abbigail” (don’t bother reading that one, it’s a waste of time, brain power, and money, unless you want to make fun of it) “Be More Chill” doesn’t have a Mary Sue protagonists, in fact, the protagonist knows he isn’t a good person.
Clearly Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz read this book because there are many details in the book that make their way into the show, minute ones, but in essence, the musical and this book are only the same in name, Squip, and similar events.
It’s a completely different experience, and it’s worth a read. Just don’t expect the same experience as the musical, please don’t make the mistake I did going in.
I know people have said that the author made Christine mean, but the book was written before the musical.