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Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 6n/a5.255561

Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earl’s terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl don’t make them for other people. Until Rachel.

Rachel has leukemia, and Greg’s mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It’s a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

This audiobook is read by the stars of the movie adaptation, Thomas Mann and RJ Cyler, as well as Keith Szarabajka, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, Abigail Revasch, and Adenrele Ojo.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on March 1, 2012 by FBA Powersetup
ISBN-10: 1419701762
ISBN-13: 9781419701764
3 Book Reviews
  • cattyluver
    cattyluverabout 7 years
    so cool
    • empenner29
      empenner29over 7 years55 stars
      Over the summer, I read Me and Earl and The Dying Girl at overnight camp during my down time. I really enjoyed reading this book because it is both touching and funny. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone because it teaches people to live life to the fullest.
      • bookish5
        bookish5over 9 yearsFeatured
        This was an extremely enjoyable book that took me only a day to finish. The main character is a guy named Greg who has spent his entire high school experience avoiding having friends or joining cliques. However, he does know Earl, who he's made films with ever since they met when they were kids. During Greg's senior year, he's informed by his mother that a girl that he's never really been friends with, Rachel, has been diagnosed with cancer, and- at least for a little while- he has to pretend to care about her. Greg wishes he cares- he really does- but there's a part of him, the real part, that knows the only reason he's pretending to is because of his Mom, and without her he wouldn't be going to Rachel's house nearly everyday, he wouldn't go to visit her in the hospital, he wouldn't make her laugh just to distract her from her disease, and he wouldn't make her a stupid film that only ended up showing the reality of the fact that he never really KNEW Rachel at all. So this, ultimately, ended up being the hilarious, real, gripping, happy, sad, and emotional story of Greg and Earl and the Dying Girl, and I couldn't have enjoyed it more.