Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a novel by Jesse Andrews. It is about a boy, Greg Gaines, and his friend, Earl Jackson, making friends with a girl with cancer, Rachel Kushner. Well, Greg was forced to become friends with her…at first. Greg’s mother told him that Rachel was diagnosed with Leukemia and that she “could really use a friend right now”. Earl and Greg are friends only because they are different than everyone else. Greg considers Earl more as a co worker than a friend. Rachel creates a stronger bond between Earl and Greg, while introducing them to her friends.
This novel is like The Fault in Our Stars, but funnier and happier and nothing like it. It’s so good that it was made into a major motion picture but the book is always better, so I’d recommend reading the book first.
~ Miranda C