Review: Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews

Goodreads summary:

Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earl’s terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl don’t make them for other people. Until Rachel.
Rachel has leukemia, and Greg’s mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It’s a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.


My opinion:

I really liked the storyline and characters, but I had a few problems with it. I didn't like (aka I hated) the writingstyle. Everry once in a while he had to remember us that he was writing a book for us and how is writing process was going: I was so not interested in that. I also didn't like that there was a mix between fictional writing (so normal sentences) and writing a script: just use one!


First I thought I was going to enjoy the movie, but now I'm not so sure. I don't like Greg, Earl and Greg's mom as actors comparing to the characters (which means I had the characters in my mind way differently) so yea.. Here's the trailer in case you're curious:



As you can see I liked this book, but I didn't love it. There are better books with these topics (A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks for example) and I don't think it's worth the hype. If you're in to Young Adult or want to read one once in a while you can still read it though; it's not a horrible book.


What's your opinion about Me, Earl and the Dying girl as a book and as a movie?