Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Am A Genius Of Unspeakable Evil And I Want To Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb

Characters: 15/20
Plot: 16/20
Originality: 18/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 17/20
Overall: 84/100 or B
Oliver Watson pretends to be stupid. He lives with his parents. His mother is there for his every need and his father is emotionally detached. Oliver is the third richest man in the world and he is also an evil genius. He wants to only do one thing. He wants to impress his dad. When his father makes a wise crack about the school election. Oliver takes it as his personal challenge to win the school election. Turns out, though, that overthrowing foreign dictators is actually way easier than getting kids to like you. Can this evil genius win the class presidency and keep his true identity a secret, all in time to impress his dad?
I found Oliver to be a funny character. The problem is that I did not see as much depth as I wanted from him. He reminded me a lot of an older version of Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory. The plot was interesting and entertaining. It was slow and the plot dragged on for a bit. It was a fairly original book that had the fun and snark that I wanted from this sort of book. Lieb was a great writer and I am excited to see more from him in the future. This book is a good middle grade and it is worth checking it out.


  1. I've wanted to read this ever since watching that video with Jon Stewart. Hilarious!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Thanks for reviewing books. Please keep it up. For a fast-moving read, please take a quick look at my new release, Angela 1: Starting Over. Just click on my name and follow the link to my website. And Sarah, I would love you to review it.


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