ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL MOVIE REVIEW
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Summary
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.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Whatever the opposite of a social butterfly is, Greg Gaines is that; a senior at Benson High School, he survives by becoming acquaintances with everybody, and friends with nobody. He avoids becoming a member of a social clique yet remains on friendly terms with all of them. He has an actual real friend, called Earl , but he doesn't really publicly claim the friendship. He tentatively terms them "co-workers". The real story is that they have been friends since they were very young children; Earl is from a poor area, and he comes from a broken home.