Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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**Soon to be a major motion picture**
It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he's figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl.
This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg's mother forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg's entire life.
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Product details

  • 14+
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 18mm | 190g
  • St Leonards, Australia
  • English
  • Open Market Edition
  • 9781760290528
  • 111,870

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This was probably the funniest book I've ever read... Everyone should read this book. Guardian
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This was probably the funniest book I've ever read... Everyone should read this book. * Guardian * Funny, warm, enjoyably scatterbrained... An honest depiction of society's reaction to illness and death. * The Observer * This surprising gem is at once moving and hilarious... Greg and his misadventures will have you laughing out loud. * Book Trust * Dead funny... Shows just how much fun reading and writing can be. * The Australian * Hilarious, irreverent, sometimes rude and ultimately very touching. It's a great read and is highly recommended. * Canberra Times *
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About Jesse Andrews

Jesse Andrews is a writer, musician, and former German youth hostel receptionist. He is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, which is almost as good as Pittsburgh. His debut novel Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is now an award-winning film. He is currently directing his first feature-length film, inspired by David Foster Wallace's essay A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. Visit him online at
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2 12% (15,515)
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