Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

April 19, 2012 at 9:00 am 3 comments

“My point is this: This book contains precisely zero Important Life Lessons, or Little-Known Facts About Love, or sappy tear-jerking Moments When We Knew We Had Left Our Childhood Behind for Good, or whatever.”

It’s senior year and Greg’s mom has ruined his life. Instead of making movies with his pretty much only friend Earl, he has to go pretend to be friends with Rachel, his sort-of-ex-girlfriend from sixth grade Hebrew school who he hasn’t spoken to in years, and sorry she has cancer now and everything, but seriously, they’re being set up on a Mom-arranged re-friending and he’s supposed to be just fine with it? Come on.

My Review: This funny, brutally honest, and at times crazy story was as advertised: a laugh-out-loud look at what happens when you know you’re supposed to be Learning Life Lessons but you feel like you’re clearly not getting the point. Greg and Earl’s unlikely, strange, foul-mouthed friendship was hilarious, especially Earl’s attempts to get Greg to Do The Right Thing. Reading this was just like reading a book written by a friend: casual, self -deprecating, and funny. Check out Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews now at the library.



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  • […] Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews YA FIC ANDREWS Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia. Read my review. […]

  • 2. Me & Earl | Winfield Library's Y.A. Blog  |  April 13, 2015 at 10:07 am

    […] Hey, did you know that the movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is coming out this summer? Check out the trailer below! I would definitely recommend reading the book before you see the movie. I read it and thought it was funny, crazy, and brutally honest. You can read my review of the book here. […]

  • 3. Me & Earl & The Dying Girl | Winfield Library's Y.A. Blog  |  October 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    […] the book first came out, I reviewed it for this very blog, so if you missed that, you can read it here.  Here’s a taste of my review: “This funny, brutally honest, and at times crazy story […]


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