Me And Earl And The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (a.k.a the beautiful, glorious book that brought me out of my dreadful reading slump.)

Goodreads description: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.

Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.

Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.

And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.

I honestly loved this book – from the out-there characters, to the way the writer went from normal writing to script writing. It was amazing. It was extraordinarily original, and truthful. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is your typical, cliché story, because it’s not!

If you’re a fan of realistic young adult fiction, this book is for you!

It takes a special book to bring someone out of a reading slump that has lasted months, and that is what this book did for me. Just trust me on this one, and read the book.

Thanks!

 – Emma

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