Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Posted by Alyssa T on August 12, 2015

12700353Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 295
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Place on Hold

Synopsis:Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel. Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives. And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.

My Opinion: To be honest, I only read this book because the movie trailer looked good. However, the movie was only playing in select theaters. Sadly, the movie theaters close to me was not showing it, so I was really disappointed.  This book was okay. I was disappointed with the ending. I guess I  just expected more than what was given.  The book was funny though, and different.  Just because there was cancer in the book does not mean it was sad because it was not sad at all! This is not your typical cancer love story book!

Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone who likes realistic fiction. And if you liked the movie I would assume you would like the book, but don’t quote me because I did not see the movie.

Overall: This book was okay and I would give it 2.5 stars.

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