“My point is this: This book contains precisely zero important life lessons, or little-known facts about love or sappy tear-jerking moments when we know we had left our childhood behind for good, or whatever.”
“It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks.”
“This book makes it seem like I hate myself and everything I do. But that’s not totally true. I mostly just hate every person I’ve ever been.”
“Honestly? I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about.”
Andrews, Jesse. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. New York: Amulet Books, 2012. Print.
ISBN:978-1-4197-0532-8, Print, $7.95.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Booktalk
This novel acknowledges the fact that everybody is full of faults and they are aware of those faults, but given some situations it’s difficult to catch yourself committing those faults until it is too late. These instances are all integrated together in a hilarious, raw, unrestrained train of thought that matches the way many people think themselves which is what makes the novel such a hilarious read.
It’s going to be a movie!
Awards and Honors
Cybil Award for Young Adult Fiction (2013)
Westchester Fiction Award (2013)
Author: Jesse Andrews