Author: Jesse Andrews
Title: Me and Earl and the dying girl
Genre: YA, Humor
Audiobook review copy provided by eStories in exchange for a honest review, thank you!
“If after reading this book you come to my home and brutally murder me, I do not blame you.”
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.
What I think of it
I don’t know what else to say than the truth, which is that I didn’t like it, at all.
I heard the most wonderful things about this book so I started it with high expectations but I’m just very disappointed. Apparently this book is well known for the great humor in it but in all honesty it didn’t really made me laugh, I found it quite.. flat.
None of the characters made me really love them as: or they were just completely annoying or you just forgot about them after a while. The main character Greg annoyed me the most, being a total prick 99% of the time.
Besides me not liking the book I must say I absolutely loved the audiobook.
I absolutely adored the voice of the reader and made the book much more enjoyable to listen to. I probably wouldn’t have finished the book if the voice wasn’t as good.