The Cover Evolution of Me Earl and the Dying Girl — Chad W. BeckermanWhile working on a class project for one of my classes, I was instructed to read a non-ALA American Library Association award-winning book. Let me tell you, finding a book that was a non-ALA award winner was more difficult than I ever expected it to be. Conveniently, I already owned the book. I saw the movie on campus last year and bought the book soon after with the intent of reading it, however, I never got around to reading the book. This book, published by Jesse Andrews, is a story written from the point-of-view of a high school senior named Greg Gaines. In the beginning of the story, Greg goes to the extremes to ensure he stays invisible, even going as far as avoiding being a part of any cliques or having any real friends.
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – review
One of my favorite parts about his post revolves around being authentic to the characters from the novel. Ahem, not me. So definitely check it out. Right now. Well there goes the whole capital letters thing. Do give it a try!
me and earl and the dying girl book review
The novel was released in hardcover by Amulet Books on March 1, , and in paperback on May 7, Greg Gaines is a senior at Benson High School. A social loner, he navigates high school life by gaining everyone's acquaintance but staying clear of any particular clique. His only real friend is Earl Jackson, though Greg will only cautiously claim that they are coworkers. Greg and Earl, a fellow student from a poor and broken family, have been friends since childhood.
This book is where Greg documents what happened to him during his senior year when his mother forces him to socialise with his sort-of ex-girlfriend Rachel, who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia. There was no soppy professing of undying love or magical journeys; it was just teenagers being teenagers in hard circumstances. One thing I loved about Me and Earl was the way it completely refused to live up to stereotypes. Whereas most books, especially YA, about similar circumstances would have made it melodramatic and cringe worthy, Andrews seemed to underplay everything. As funny as this book is, it is also very, very sad.
Me Earl and the Dying Girl is the funniest book I have read this year. And when I say book I don't just mean young adult, I mean adult books as well. Just to be clear. This is why I knew I needed to find someone who had the whit and edginess that Jesse Andrews put into the story to design the cover. Ben up until recently had only designed book covers for adult books. An impressive list of adult titles I might add.