Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Paperback; 336 pages
Published by Harry N. Abrams on May 26, 2015
(First published March 1, 2012)
Rating: 2.5 stars
Summary (Goodreads): 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.
Most of the book was really forgettable to me but some of it I did like. The writing style definitely wasn't for me and I didn't particularly enjoy the humor much either. I honestly did enjoy some of the book though but for the most part I felt like I was just reading to fill time rather than to enjoy a story. It didn't engage me the way I wanted to be. I can see how some people would really enjoy this book, and I'm glad that some people do, it just wasn't the one for me. More than once I had considered having to DNF this book but I really hate doing that and it wasn't that I disliked the story, I would just find myself bored from time to time. Overall I'm glad I finished it, but I don't think I'll make an effort to read any more of Jesse Andrews' books.