Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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...I still stand by my belief that this is completely different from The Fault In Our Stars in every respect. And I think it should be on everyone’s to-read list.
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The book that inspired the hit film!

Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award
Sundance Grand Jury Prize

This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death.

It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl.
This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg's mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg's entire life.
 

About Jesse Andrews

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Jesse Andrews is a writer, musician, and former German youth hostel receptionist. He is a graduate of Schenley High School and Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, which is almost as good as Pittsburgh. This is his first novel. Visit him online at www.jesseandrews.com.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Amulet Books. 308 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Reviewed by eleanorreads2 on Sep 28 2015

I would have loved it if Greg’s humour had appealed to me and I had wanted to be his friend...Despite all these negative comments, I did enjoy Jesse Andrew’s book. It was refreshing to read something different and original.

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Above average
Reviewed by IntergalacticZen on Sep 11 2015

It’s what Greg reminds us; it’s so great and interesting to write beautifully about hard times, but yet so difficult to actually live through them.

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Excellent
Reviewed by muchbooks on Jun 29 2015

Everyone should read this book. Whether you’re a teenager or middle aged, boy or girl I truly believe that everyone will be entertained and moved by Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

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Reviewed by Confessionsofabooklover on Jun 17 2015

...I still stand by my belief that this is completely different from The Fault In Our Stars in every respect. And I think it should be on everyone’s to-read list.

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