Title: Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl
Author: Jesse Andrews
Language: R - too many swears to even count
Level: High School
Recommendation: Not in this library
Summary: Greg is a high school senior who has survived and thrived on a complex set of
social rules –that include skirting the edges of all the social groups. Greg
loves films and has been making his own for years with his friend Earl. He hates
all the films they have made and no one else is allowed to see them. When Greg’s
mom forces him to reacquaint himself with a girl named Rachel, because she has
leukemia, he has to start breaking all his rules.
Review: I was excited to read this book, until I began reading it. The storyline intrigued me, but the writing turned me off completely. There are too many swearwords to count (SERIOUSLY!!) and the author is completely BLUNT about things that I can't imagine really happen in high school. Maybe this book would be great in a less conservative area,but I am afraid it won't fly in a rural, conservative town.