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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
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really liked it
bookshelves: chuckles, contemporary, books-i-own

This book was awesome! I think I had a cheesy grin on my face for 99% of the time as I was reading it. I really loved the style of writing, the main character, Greg Gaines, is basically writing this story for us, the reader, although Greg thinks that if anyone actually reads his whole story then there must be something wrong them (although Greg uses more explicit words in his descriptions!). So, the story is written exactly as though Greg is talking to us and what he is saying most of the time is hilarious. I thought it was going to be a tear-jerker because of the whole, 'dying girl', part but it wasn't. I did get a little misty eyed towards the end but there was no sobbing involved. Greg has a certain outlook on life and he has set up his own guidelines for how to make it through high school, for flying under the radar and not getting attached to any of the school cliques. And yes, he seems to have perfected these guidelines. His interactions with his parents were also very funny, as were his stories about his attempts at flirting. His film making endeavors with his buddy Earl made me chuckle and when he starting spending time with Rachel again, those conversations made me smile. In short, I was basically either smiling, giggling, chuckling or laughing out loud reading this books. If you want a feel good book which about a boy who falls in love with a girl dying of cancer and they get through it, or an emotional roller coaster book about a boy who falls in love with a girl dying of cancer and then has to cope when she does die...then don't read this! This one is for someone who wants a laugh, who can see the funny side of things and for someone who doesn't mind a bit of the F word! I did learn two new words from reading this: FK biscuit and F%$K burger...basically just adding any type of food after the F word!
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Reading Progress

December 13, 2011 – Shelved
February 22, 2012 – Started Reading
February 22, 2012 –
page 85
28.81% "This book is awesome and it is making me laugh!!"
February 23, 2012 –
page 205
February 24, 2012 – Shelved as: chuckles
February 24, 2012 – Shelved as: contemporary
February 25, 2012 – Finished Reading
October 14, 2012 – Shelved as: books-i-own

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