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

Lieb, Josh (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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 is extremely stupid and lazy, but he is actually a very wealthy, evil genius, and when he decides to run for seventh-grade class president, nothing will stand in his way.
Authors: Lieb, Josh
Title: I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president
Publisher: New York :, Razorbill,, c2009
Characteristics: 302 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Josh Lieb
Summary: In Omaha, Nebraska, twelve-year-old Oliver Watson has everyone convinced that he is extremely stupid and lazy, but he is actually a very wealthy, evil genius, and when he decides to run for seventh-grade class president, nothing will stand in his way.
ISBN: 9781595142405
1595142401
Branch Call Number: j LIEB 2009
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Report This Jan 16, 2014
  • JCLGreggW rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

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

Report This Jul 10, 2013
  • flash2121 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Jun 30, 2013
  • bbrodkey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Report This Feb 12, 2013
  • jkrambeck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Report This Oct 17, 2012
  • carrington681 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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 ;-)

Report This Jul 18, 2012
  • _hollister_ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

hahaha!! this book was really interesting!! :D

Report This May 02, 2012
  • KileyP rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a fantastic read for reluctant readers (especially boys!) who have a sense of humor or maybe a little bit of an evil genius streak themselves. Mr. Lieb keeps the pace moving at a good clip, the story light hearted with a good message and the quips and quirks of his characters are unforgettable. Also, it's not such a large book as to be daunting for those who aren't a big fan of reading. I laughed out loud often with this book, and found myself buying a copy shortly after, since it's a book I'll read again and again as I need that quick pick-me up.

Report This Apr 09, 2012
  • emett116 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Have you ever met a kid and thought, "You're smarter than you let on"? No? Well, you'd certainly think that if you met Oliver Watson. Actually you wouldn't. Oliver is an evil genius who spends his days as an overweight, prepubescent, seventh grader convincing his parents, classmates, and teachers that he is no smarter than the grilled cheese sandwiches he has every day after school. He is the third/fourth richest man on the planet, and he has a network of minions who run his empire. He is bullied at school, but he handles it. As a cruel joke, one of his classmates nominates him for eighth grade class president, which he quickly takes to heart. This story isn't always in the voice of a twelve year old boy, though it is first person narrative throughout. Josh Lieb created a genius, so he was able to make his character sound a little older than his years. However, Oliver is still a kid, so, genius or not, he handles some of his issues in childish manners. I thoroughly enjoyed this book for this reason. Oliver was unreal because he was an evil genius, but kids could still relate to him because of the sarcasm, slight disdain for adults, and childlike behavior that he displays. Middle school students, boys especially, would enjoy this book, though I think that some girls and older students would get a kick out of the humor, as well.

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Report This Aug 16, 2013
  • RORY HUGH MULDOON rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

RORY HUGH MULDOON thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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  • bbrodkey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

bbrodkey thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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  • jkrambeck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jun 30, 2013
  • bbrodkey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Nov 01, 2010
  • SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR TEENS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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