Book Synopsis: High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Page Count: 295.
Movie Adaptation: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015).
Step aside clichés where suffering from a chronic disease magically expands the scope of your love life.
Looking for something uncannily weird? Well, this one boasts of it, and well, yes it is the worldy weird! (Obviously the title itself is suggestive of its weirdness).
I personally didn’t like this book as much as I expected it to, but it is worth a shot because of it’s writing, which is not really “writing”, but just scrambled thoughts re-arranged legibly(Read: Jesse Andrews is a screen-writer).
Randomness was never better! You might relate with the protagonist or you might find Earl bemusing. I discovered the latter.
Here’s how it all begins:
So in order to understand everything that happened, you have to start from the premise that high school sucks. Do you accept that premise? Of course you do. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. In fact, high school is where we are first introduced to the basic existential question of life: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad?
The novel is surpringly bone-tickling! Andrews has successfully managed to incorporate humor into a plot so heart-breaking!
My advice for a whacky novel like this? Be a weirdo,give it a shot (you might learn a weird thing or two,or not!), and then you can tell your weird folks about how you read a weird book about being weird.
It’s a perfect read for high school and college kids!
Go for it if you’re looking for a simple, casual read. Watch the movie for a synergistic effect.
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I’d rate it: 3/5