Me and earl and the dying girl book
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – review
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This book is where Greg documents what happened to him during his senior year when his mother forces him to socialise with his sort-of ex-girlfriend Rachel, who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia. There was no soppy professing of undying love or magical journeys; it was just teenagers being teenagers in hard circumstances. One thing I loved about Me and Earl was the way it completely refused to live up to stereotypes. Whereas most books, especially YA, about similar circumstances would have made it melodramatic and cringe worthy, Andrews seemed to underplay everything. As funny as this book is, it is also very, very sad.
The novel was released in hardcover by Amulet Books on March 1, , and in paperback on May 7, Greg Gaines is a senior at Benson High School. A social loner, he navigates high school life by gaining everyone's acquaintance but staying clear of any particular clique. His only real friend is Earl Jackson, though Greg will only cautiously claim that they are coworkers. Greg and Earl, a fellow student from a poor and broken family, have been friends since childhood.