I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be your Class President

I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be your Class President

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In Omaha, Nebraska, twelve-year-old Oliver Watson has everyone convinced that he's extremely stupid and lazy, but he's actually a very wealthy, evil genius, and when he decides to run for seventh-grade class president, nothing will stand in his way.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, c2009
ISBN: 9781595143549
9781595142405
Branch Call Number: LIEB
Characteristics: 302 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

Oliver is hilariously mean-spirited to almost everyone he comes in contact with, from his obliviously uncool English teacher to the ex-alcoholic he pays to represent his vast business dealings. No one is spared from Oliver’s scorn, which might distance sensitive readers. The closest thing that I can compare this book to is the Nickelodeon cartoon Invader Zim, which was equally as relentless in its mockery of everything sacred.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/genius_unspeakable_evil_josh_lieb

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gc2004
Sep 20, 2014

terrible like lol

JCLGreggW Jan 16, 2014

Face it - you kind of always wanted to be an evil genius, didn't you? Josh Lieb's debut novel is a hysterical view of an eighth-grader who is an evil genius and has billions of dollars, dozens of world leaders, and an army of supersercret members at his disposal, but yet has to maintain the image of a bumbling, stuttering kid to maintain his secret. Until he decides to run for class president. Dark yet funny, wry and sharp, this one's bound to be fun for YA and adults alike.

Mark_Daly Aug 16, 2013

This book grew darkly, uncomfortably cynical before taking a turn toward the light as the protagonist began to receive his comeuppance. At times he seemed gleefully misanthropic, which was painful to read. The emotional center of the book comes into focus rather late, and the early parts seemed to reflect a world-weary adult sensibility, not exactly for kids.

green_owl_86 Aug 16, 2013

this is a funny book. i loved it. :) everyone should read itt!!!!

flash2121 Jul 10, 2013

this book its so cool the evil genius kid he up for any challenge....
i love this book....

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bbrodkey
Jun 30, 2013

Great book! I loved it. I get the humor in this book, and I get the setting as well, being an Omaha kid. The humor is sophisticated (at points) especially for the seventh-grader that I was and he is. Loved it!

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jkrambeck
Feb 12, 2013

Great book, one of the best books I read in 2012. (And it takes place in Omaha!!!)

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tayli170
Dec 02, 2012

The title says it all. By the end, everyone's rooting for this kid.

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carrington681
Oct 17, 2012

A delightful, fun and quick read. I loved it and in all honesty, a funny ass book. I highly recommend. Oliver is hilarious in his own twisted, turned-around off the wall kind of way. To fully get the book without giving away any juicy details, I just recommend you read this book. Yes, right now!!! Stop reading this comment and put it on hold. Oh, and yes your welcome ;-)

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RobertELPL Mar 05, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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SOBIA ZAHID
Oct 08, 2013

SOBIA ZAHID thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 11

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bbrodkey
Jun 30, 2013

bbrodkey thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Feb 12, 2013

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bbrodkey
Jun 30, 2013

Oliver Watson is a seventh grader from Omaha. He presents himself as a fat, lazy, and stupid child. He is really an evil genius, of course. He the world's third richest man, and he has enough power to take over the world. He does this all in a Jon Stewart-like comedic manner. Appropriate for ages 12+ because of complex humor, language and scenes.

Oliver Watson has accomplished a lot more in life than most 8th graders, but no one realizes, and that’s just how he likes it. He flies under the radar as the slightly odd and chubby kid at school, but he’s really the third-richest person on earth, capable of overthrowing dictators, blackmailing the president, and, soon, achieving world domination. A true evil genius, Oliver always gets what he wants, and with his loads of cash and power, Oliver believes winning the election for 8th grade class president will be like taking candy from a baby. But, for once, money, evil, or brains might not be enough to succeed. Oliver has what it takes to take over the world, but does he have what it takes to win the hearts and minds of 8th graders?

Grades 7+, 302 pages

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sanchezraul Aug 29, 2013

'' I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president''

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