Sunday, April 12, 2015

Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

I’ve been on hiatus because of my reading slump and school stuffs but now I'm finally free!

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.
via goodreads

This book is more than a cancer story. It’s different from the fault in our stars. This is a strange, hilarious and ridiculous book.

“If this were a touching romantic story, in this moment some STRANGE NEW FEELING would wash over Greg, a sense of being understood, in a basic way that he almost never understood. Then, Greg and Rachel would make-out like lovesick badgers. 
However, this is not a touching romantic story. There is no NEW FEELING that washes over Greg. There is no BADGER MAKE-OUT SESSION.” 

Greg Gaines, our narrator is struggling to finish high school. He needs to stop playing safe and plan for his future. He makes movies with Earl, his only friend and that only two of them can watch. When his mom told him that Rachel has a cancer, Greg thought he should hang out with Rachel because she’s dying.  At first he had a sense of obligation on hanging out with but eventually he tries really hard to make Rachel laugh until her last day. 

Greg’s jokes sometimes aren’t funny and he irritates me . But that doesn’t stop me on liking him. Well, you should read this book!
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Here's the trailer of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I'm thrilled  for the movie!

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