Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Goodreads3.5 / 5

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Written by Jesse Andrews
Published by Harry N. Abrams
Prices as of Jul 2

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

New York Times Bestseller The book that inspired the hit film! Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award Sundance Grand Jury Prize This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl. This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life.Praise for Me and Earl and the Dying GirlSTARRED REVIEW “One need only look at the chapter titles (“Let’s Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Way”) to know that this is one funny book.” -Booklist, starred reviewSTARRED REVIEW “A frequently hysterical confessional…Debut novelist Andrews succeeds brilliantly in painting a portrait of a kid whose responses to emotional duress are entirely believable and sympathetic, however fiercely he professes his essential crappiness as a human being. Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart.” -Kirkus Reviews, starred review “It is sure to be popular with many boys, including reluctant readers, and will not require much selling on the part of the librarian.” -VOYA “Mr. Andrews’ often hilarious teen dialogue is utterly convincing, and his characters are compelling. Greg’s random sense of humor, terrible self-esteem and general lack of self-awareness all ring true. Like many YA authors, Mr. Andrews blends humor and pathos with true skill, but he steers clear of tricky resolutions and overt life lessons, favoring incremental understanding and growth.” -Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAwards: Capitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult Fiction YALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

What Kind of Book is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Primarily about




    Book Lists That Include This Book

    The Creative Behind the Book

    What Has Jesse Andrews Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! You should let Jesse Andrews know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

      Darius the Great Is Not Okay
      #1 in Series
      Adib Khorram
      John Corey Whaley
      Dead End in Norvelt
      #1 in Series
      Jack Gantos
      Everything, Everything
      Nicola Yoon
      Wendelin Van Draanen
      Cynthia Kadohata
      Gabrielle Zevin
      A Very Large Expanse of Sea
      Tahereh Mafi
      Piecing Me Together
      Renée Watson
      Esperanza Rising
      Pam Muñoz Ryan
      View more

    Book Details

    Publication Date
    March 1, 2012
    Page Count
    Words Per Page
    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    14 - 18 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    Lexile® Level
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ATOS® Book Level
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 70%

    Making good progress . . .

    Depth Score - 15%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.

    Top Contributors


    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo