Parents' Guide to

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

By Abby Aldrich, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Daily Show producer delivers pranks and yuks.

Book Josh Lieb Humor 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+


it's kind of innapropriate
age 18+

Shame on teachers...if that's you, shame on you!

Ok, so I couldn't answer the above question correctly because they did not give me the choice of not appropriate or under age content. I chose language but honestly let's face it...morals is really what I wanted to pick. My daughter is being made to read this book as part of her grade 8 English class curriculum and I am disgusted that a teacher would choose this book to teach English. Seriously. Need I say more. As and adult I can search to find the humor in this story, however in our day and age of cyber bullying and anti bullying causes do we really need to teach our children with content like this. The author may think this is funny however the situation I find myself in with my 13 year old daughter being subjected to this without choice is unspeakably evil.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (8 ):

I AM A GENIUS OF UNSPEAKABLE EVIL AND I WANT TO BE YOUR CLASS PRESIDENT is funny and outlandish. Kids will love the dynamics of Oliver's double life as a tough, successful billionaire and a chubby, hapless dimwit. At the heart of it, Oliver just wants his father's love, but on his own terms, not as a reward for his supreme intelligence.

Book Details

  • Author: Josh Lieb
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publication date: October 13, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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