Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews is a look at how cancer affects everyone else.
I picked up this book from NetGalley (in exchange for a fair and honest review) for two reasons: 1) its a debut author book and, 2) I had heard good buzz on twitter.
I'm having a hard time writing this review as I really can't say if I liked the book or not. I liked parts of it. But I don't think I liked it as a whole.
I found parts of it funny. I liked how it took an increasingly occuring situtation (friend with cancer) and told it from the perspective of someone on the outside---watching what was happening and the emotions that went with it.
On the flip side, I found it hard to follow---moving from past to present, real life to screen play---was kind of confusing. As for the characters, I feel like Greg ment well, but at times, he came across as uncaring and selfish. I'm glad he had his big character transformation / realization at the end, but it was almost a little too late.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, while I didn't like it, I'm sure there are others out there who do / would. I would never discourage anyone from reading it, but I'm not going to read it again.