Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Book Review

Someone suggested this for book club, it didn't win, but I liked the blurb.  Luckily for me, I found out we are going to read it for the month of July/August and then discuss it!  YEAH!!


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.

4 stars

This book is hilarious.   The way it's told, you can relate to it some how.  Talking between friends is done in a screen play writing style.   This is not a book that is going to touch your soul and make you have deep thoughts.   This is exactly what high school kids think about!!   I loved that I didn't have to think about things, that I could just go with it and enjoy it.  Let's face it, high school kids are NOT deep, they are shallow to the core!

I felt bad about laughing my ass off in some parts,  because their is a sick kid in this book.  But some of the dumb shit is funny!!   Yes, I know there are mentions of cancer, and that's sobering, but the rest of the book...funny!  

Now that I've read the book, I can't wait for the movie to be out!  I just hope the movie does justice to the book!!  Now go buy this book and enjoy!!