Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (film tie-in)

Jesse Andrews
AUD $19.99

Jesse Andrew's hilarious, outrageous and truthful look at friendship, high school - and death. Now an award-winning movie.

This is the funniest book you'll ever read about death.

It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he's figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: Remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl.

This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg's mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg's entire life.

A funny little novel about friendship, identity and acute myelogenous leukemia.

Author bio:

Jesse Andrews is a writer, musician, and former German youth hostel receptionist. He is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, which is almost as good as Pittsburgh. This is his first novel, which he turned into a screenplay with Dan Fogelman for Indian Paintbrush. Visit him online at

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781760290184
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: August 2015
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 14 - 17
Subject: Young adult fiction

Reader Reviews

'Me, Earl and the Dying Girl was beautifully written. It was hilariously belly-aching at some parts and tearfully touching in others. I loved it. The story was written realistically; it did not add fancy flairs or provide a happy, unrealistic ending and the characters were so lovably different and awkward. This is the most awesomely peculiar book I have read all month.' Isabelle, 15

'This delightfully weird book was a true pleasure to read, funny and sincere. Like the main character said from the onset: This is not a book about romantic love or big life changing moments. It's a funny (and some times disgusting!) account of life how it is – inexplicable, complex and not a fairy tale.' Emily, 25

'I cannot begin to describe how hilariously funny this book was - it had me unable to read because I was laughing so much.' Christine, 17

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was amusing and highly entertaining. It took me three days to read, I just couldn't seem to put it down. I enjoyed the different ways that the author wrote conversations throughout and the additional chapters that explain Greg's life.' Elouise, 17

'I really enjoyed it. The narrator was funny and I liked the characters. It had a different feel to other books I’ve read recently, but I liked it! I thought the subject of leukaemia was handled delicately but also not tip toed around. I liked that.' Allison