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* TheAllegedCar: Michael's car is a huge Buick that he never drives over 25 MPH. Post-squip, Jeremy is hugely embarrassed by it.



* ChekhovsGun: Jeremy's dad mentions that Jeremy's aunt collects beanie babies; later, Jeremy steals these from the aunt in order to make some money.

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* ChekhovsGun: Jeremy's dad mentions that Jeremy's aunt collects beanie babies; later, Christine mentioned earlier how she enjoyed getting handwritten letters from her dad, not emails. [[spoiler:This gives Jeremy steals these from the aunt in order idea to make some money.write the book.]]



* MechanicalEvolution: Jeremy's SQUIP is Version 2.5, and it's the first to attest that later versions are higher quality. [[spoiler:It's later discovered that Michael's brother had a breakdown and is now extremely paranoid because he had purchased the first version of the SQUIP.]]
* NamesTheSame: When searching [=eBay=] for a squip, he kept getting hits for a Beanie Baby called "squip" instead.

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* MechanicalEvolution: Jeremy's SQUIP is Version 2.5, and it's the first to attest that later versions are higher quality. [[spoiler:It's later discovered that Michael's brother had a breakdown and is now extremely paranoid because he had purchased the first an early version of the SQUIP.]]
* NamesTheSame: When searching [=eBay=] for a squip, he kept getting hits for a Beanie Baby called "squip" instead. One of his early internet searches also turned up a flash game called squip.


-->'''Jeremy:''' You mean, 'chill out'?\\

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-->'''Jeremy:''' '''Jeremy:''' You mean, 'chill out'?\\out'?


** Separate from this infamous scene, his sexuality is questioned several times by his father, and once briefly by the squip. Each time, Jeremy insists on being straight.



* ThereAreNoTherapist: Averted. When Jeremy confesses everything to his mother at the end of the book, she makes arrangements for him to see a therapist. [[spoiler:Turns out the therapist also had a squip, so Jeremy teaches him all he knows about squips.]]

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* ThereAreNoTherapist: ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. When Jeremy confesses everything to his mother at the end of the book, she makes arrangements for him to see a therapist. [[spoiler:Turns out the therapist also had a squip, so Jeremy teaches him all he knows about squips.]]

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* KonamiCode: Jeremy repeats this to Rich, which allowed the latter's squip to know of the former's.


* {{Bowdlerized}}: An odd case of self-censorship. The first half of the book is spotted with uncensored swearing. The second half of the book, after the squip actively encourages Jeremy to swear, has the squip mentally censoring the words so that only a couple letters remain. eg. "fuck" becomes "_ _ c _".

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* {{Bowdlerized}}: An odd case of self-censorship. The first half of the book is spotted with uncensored swearing. The second half of the book, after the squip actively encourages Jeremy to swear, has the squip mentally censoring the words so that only a couple letters remain. eg. "fuck" becomes may become "_ _ c _".



* ADateWithRosiePalms: A common event for Jeremy, and one of the first things the SQUIP tries to eliminate. [[spoiler:A line at the end of the play suggests he did it far more often than is actually mentioned.]]

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: A common event for Jeremy, and one of the first things the SQUIP tries to eliminate. [[spoiler:A line at the end of the play book suggests he did it far more often than is actually mentioned.]]



* GeekPhysiques: Jeremy is the thin variety.

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* GeekPhysiques: Jeremy is the thin variety. Michael is also pretty weak and skinny.
* GratuitousSpanish: After Jeremy [[spoiler:does ecstasy at the house party]], the squip strictly speaks in Spanish, which Jeremy barely understands. Doubles as a BilingualBonus for those who do speak the language.


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** Hot Goth Girl Samantha [[spoiler:cuts razor blade scars up her legs]].


* {{Bowdlerized}}: An odd case of self-censorship. The first half of the book is spotted with uncensored swearing. The second half of the book, after the squip actively encourages Jeremy to swear, has the squip mentally censoring the words so that only a couple letters remain. eg. "fuck" becomes "_ _ c _".



* ADateWithRosiePalms: A common event for Jeremy, and one of the first things the SQUIP tries to eliminate.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: A common event for Jeremy, and one of the first things the SQUIP tries to eliminate. [[spoiler:A line at the end of the play suggests he did it far more often than is actually mentioned.]]



* NamesTheSame: When searching [=eBay=] for a squip, he kept getting hits for a Beanie Baby called "squip" instead.



* OneSteveLimit:
** At the house party, while looking for Michael, Jeremy and Christine find a few other Michaels until they find Mell.
** Played with as there was both a boy named Mark Jackson and Jackson Marks at Jeremy's school.



* TakeThatUs: The squip dismissively says that writing isn't a real career, as any squip could do it.
* ThereAreNoTherapist: Averted. When Jeremy confesses everything to his mother at the end of the book, she makes arrangements for him to see a therapist. [[spoiler:Turns out the therapist also had a squip, so Jeremy teaches him all he knows about squips.]]



'''Squip:''' You need to be more chill.\\
'''Jeremy:''' You mean, 'chill out'?\\

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'''Squip:''' -->'''Squip:''' You need to be more chill.\\
'''Jeremy:''' -->'''Jeremy:''' You mean, 'chill out'?\\


* SchoolPlay: Jeremy and Christine are both in Theatre/AMidsummersNightDream, performed at the climax of the book.

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* SchoolPlay: Jeremy and Christine are both in Theatre/AMidsummersNightDream, Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream, performed at the climax of the book.


* ADateWithRosiePalms: A common event for Jeremy, and one of the first things the SQUIP tries to eliminate.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Jeremy considers both his parents this. His father is routinely walking around the house in various states of undress, and his mother, though well-intentioned, tends to be overbearing.



%%* BittersweetEnding

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%%* BittersweetEnding* BittersweetEnding: The story ends with the squip shutting down, and Jeremy intending to give Christine his account of what happened over the last few months. Since the book was meant to be said account, there's no way to know how Christine would react to the book, or if she'd even read it. However, Jeremy has learned to be a bit more confident, so he has that much going for him.



-->'''Jeremy:''' My dad's successful, and he's an idiot.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: A common event for Jeremy, and one of the first things the SQUIP tries to eliminate.



* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Jeremy and Christine end the story on a negative note, and it's unclear whether Jeremy's explanation will help at all.]]

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Jeremy [[spoiler:Jeremy and Christine end the story on a negative note, and it's unclear whether Jeremy's explanation will help at all.]]



* JerkassBall: Jeremy holds this [[spoiler: until he has to give up his SQUIP.]]
* MechanicalEvolution: Jeremy's SQUIP is Version 2.0, and it's the first to attest that later versions are higher quality. [[spoiler: it's later discovered that Michael's brother had a breakdown and is now extremely paranoid because he had purchased the first version of the SQUIP.]]

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* JerkassBall: Jeremy holds this [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until he has to give up his SQUIP.]]
* MechanicalEvolution: Jeremy's SQUIP is Version 2.0, 5, and it's the first to attest that later versions are higher quality. [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:It's later discovered that Michael's brother had a breakdown and is now extremely paranoid because he had purchased the first version of the SQUIP.]]



%%* TitleDrop

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%%* TitleDrop* TitleDrop
'''Squip:''' You need to be more chill.\\
'''Jeremy:''' You mean, 'chill out'?\\



* WildTeenParty: Halloween.

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* WildTeenParty: Halloween.The Halloween party is a downplayed one, since it was run in conjunction with the school. The house party later definitely qualifies, though.


%%* SchoolPlay

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%%* SchoolPlay* SchoolPlay: Jeremy and Christine are both in Theatre/AMidsummersNightDream, performed at the climax of the book.


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* UpgradeArtifact: The SQUIP acts like one in many respects. It can recite all of Jeremy's lines for him, instantly do his homework, and teach him how to drive a car despite not having a license.


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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Supercomputers capable of scanning brains and creating logs of every thought exist in the same world where house phones are used nearly exclusively.



* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: Jeremy pays $600 for a supercomputer that ends up making his life worse.]]
* AnachronismStew: Supercomputers capable of scanning brains and creating logs of every thought exist in the same world where house phones are used nearly exclusively.

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* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: Jeremy [[spoiler:Jeremy pays $600 for a supercomputer that ends up making his life worse.]]
* AnachronismStew: Supercomputers capable of scanning brains and creating logs of every thought exist in the same world where house phones are used nearly exclusively.
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* ChekovsGun: Jeremy's dad mentions that Jeremy's aunt collects beanie babies; later, Jeremy steals these from the aunt in order to make some money.

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: Jeremy's dad mentions that Jeremy's aunt collects beanie babies; later, Jeremy steals these from the aunt in order to make some money.


''Be More Chill'' is a novel by Ned Vizzini that was published in 2004. It later received [[Theatre/BeMoreChill a musical theatre adaptation]] in 2013.

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''Be More Chill'' is a novel by Ned Vizzini that was published in 2004. It later received [[Theatre/BeMoreChill a musical theatre adaptation]] in 2013.
2015.


* Did Not Get The Girl: [[spoiler: Jeremy and Christine end the story on a negative note, and it's unclear whether Jeremy's explanation will help at all.]]

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* Did Not Get The Girl: DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Jeremy and Christine end the story on a negative note, and it's unclear whether Jeremy's explanation will help at all.]]


* NotThatTheres Anything Wrong With That: Jeremy's mother promises that she and Jeremy's father are "good parents" immediately after his father asks if he's gay.

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* NotThatTheres Anything Wrong With That: NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Jeremy's mother promises that she and Jeremy's father are "good parents" immediately after his father asks if he's gay.

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