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 I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
Josh Lieb

Normally Oliver Watson is content to bide his time, waiting to turn 18, when he can legally take over his global empire and his billions of dollars.  Middle school is dreadfully dull for one so brilliant, but to make his mother happy he pretends to be dull witted and compliant.  But secretly, he has bodyguards who have infiltrated into the staff and student body, hidden cameras and spyware throughout the school, and secret tunnels, candy stashes, and chocolate milk buttons on water fountains...no expense spared to make his cover bearable.  But one person drives him crazy like no other...his do-gooder, public television working, sentimental father, who gives him nothing but frustration.  When he finds out his father was once class president, Oliver decides to ruin it for him, but getting his apparently dim-witted self elected.  But things don't go as simply as planned, and things get seriously out of hand.

Oliver is a nearly completely despicable character, greedy, gluttonous, and remorseless.  It is hard to sympathize with him.  But it is fascinating to imagine what a true evil genius might be like in middle school, and what he would do with all the money he has swindled and earned.  Best for middle school boys.

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dawnoftheread
May. 31st, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Definitely a boy book!
Yeah, I was seriously debating booktalking it, but looking back on it, I just felt kind of sad for the main character.
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