Hey, guys! A few hours ago, I finished Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews for an English assignment, and I’m experiencing some really mixed feelings about it. I’m not sure if Jesse Andrews agrees with all the claims in this book, but overall, I found it pretty relatable.
Quick Overview: The main character’s name is Greg Gaines, and he’s a generally awkward, pudgy, white kid (His words, not mine). He starts off by describing the scene of his high school, and the different social groups there are. Obviously, this guy lives in the amazing world that is School With No Popular Kids, or at least without people who think they’re popular, causing them to act douchey all the time.
Greg lays out how he feels about everything; from talking to girls, to his friend Earl Jackson.
One day, Greg’s mom finds out that one of his “friends” has been diagnosed with leukemia, and suggests that he goes over to her house to try to talk to her, to try to make her happy.
Thus sparking the idea for this book.
See, this book is written from the point of Greg, and he isn’t just telling us the story; he’s writing it.
The writing style in this book is so much like John Green’s. A lot of people would compare the humor to that of The Fault in Our Stars, but I think it’s a lot more like Paper Towns. So, for those of you that like John Green’s writing style, this is a nice book for you to tear through in three days.
But for those of you that don’t particularly like John Green’s writing style, I suggest you read into this book anyway. It’s great, I promise.
Overall, I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
Please comment below any thoughts you had on this book, and don’t hesitate to contact me personally to discuss anything that contains spoilers you need to get out your system! (Trust me, you have no idea how many times I had to stop myself from spouting off all of these spoilers to you guys.)