Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews | Book Review

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Reading Group Rating: High School

Personal Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Given Summary: 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.
        Fiercely funny, honest, heart-breaking—this is an unforgettable novel from a bright talent, now also a film that critics are calling "a touchstone for its generation" and "an instant classic."

Cover: I don't really know how to describe the cover of this book.  It's divided in three sections so that everyone gets one, but they don't really have anything to do with the characters, it's just kind of a background.  It likes like a scene that they're trying to film or a play.  I don't know who to describe it or if it has a proper name, but I've seen it before in movies and commercials and stuff, with all the names on string and it swings through so you can read it and then it's tugged away.

My Review: I don't know, guys, this book just didn't really do it for me.  When I finished reading I was kind of confused as to the point of it.  Like, he got to know this girl, but he didn't learn anything from her.  And he and Earl kind of became closer, but at the same time drifted apart and went their separate ways in life.  There were parts where I wanted to stop reading altogether, but then the next sentence would be something like, "You're probably not reading this dumb book anymore."  And I felt like I had to finish it to prove a point.  Online it made a big deal about how funny this book was and I just didn't really find it funny at all...
However, I did like how it was written a lot.  I liked that it went back and forth from normal book layout to a script layout and how sometimes he would write in bullet points.  I thought that was really interesting.   

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