Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

photo by aperturetwenty on tumblr

photo by aperturetwenty on tumblr

No, this book isn’t like The Fault In Our Stars just because it’s also YA and deals with the topic of cancer. Can we agree on that? Good. Moving on.

I like this book a lot. The characters drove me crazy (as in, the acted like actual teenagers and high school is not a place any of us want to go back to), and the lack of an overt message left me disappointed, but it was so funny.

So what did you think?

Is it okay that the writing came off as insensitive at times for the sake of realism?

There is actually a film for this book coming out in June. Like most YA books, it probably won’t be a completely faithful adaption (whether in terms of plot or tone). With this in mind, what changes would you welcome that you think would make the story better?

(Feel free to just talk about anything else, including how much you loved the book. As with all posts on this site, I’ll be replying to anyone who wants to discuss!)