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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Greg Thomas Mann and Earl RJ Cyler , his best friend since childhood, spend their spare time remaking classic films on video, using stop-motion animation and silly costumes and giving the results groan-inducing punny titles. It has its quirks and improbabilities, but its sensibility is earnest and earthbound. On paper, Mr. The self-conscious narrator, the kooky parents and above all the dying girl — these elements are likely to raise alarms among grown-up admirers of the auteurs whom Earl and Greg mock and revere. Speaking as one such cinephile, I will confess to experiencing some irritation at the start. But I found that my resistance slowly but decisively crumbled, thanks to Mr. Mann, Mr.
I've had my eye on this book for a while; the cover intrigued me and so many reviews raved about it. I finally read it when my friends started to.
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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. So although I laughed constantly throughout this book at the end I cried floods of tears.