Me and Earl and the dying girl: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
New York Times Bestseller The book that inspired the hit film! Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award Sundance Grand Jury Prize 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. Praise for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl STARRED REVIEW "One need only look at the chapter titles ("Let's Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Way") to know that this is one funny book." - Booklist , starred review STARRED REVIEW "A frequently hysterical confessional...Debut novelist Andrews succeeds brilliantly in painting a portrait of a kid whose responses to emotional duress are entirely believable and sympathetic, however fiercely he professes his essential crappiness as a human being. Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart." - Kirkus Reviews , starred review "It is sure to be popular with many boys, including reluctant readers, and will not require much selling on the part of the librarian." - VOYA "Mr. Andrews' often hilarious teen dialogue is utterly convincing, and his characters are compelling. Greg's random sense of humor, terrible self-esteem and general lack of self-awareness all ring true. Like many YA authors, Mr. Andrews blends humor and pathos with true skill, but he steers clear of tricky resolutions and overt life lessons, favoring incremental understanding and growth." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Awards: Capitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult Fiction YALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 5.2, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 7f82d7b7-2094-c41a-e928-9b13e07d49f5
Grouping Title me and earl and the dying girl
Grouping Author andrews jesse
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-20 09:27:25AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-20 09:28:57AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 8
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.2
author Jesse Andrews
author_display Andrews, Jesse
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Donelson, East, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Madison, Madison Kids, Southeast, Watkins Park
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Teen Fiction, Donelson - Teen Fiction, East - Teen Fiction, Goodlettsville - Teen Fiction, Green Hills - Teen Fiction, Hermitage - Teen Fiction, Madison - Teen Fiction, Southeast - Teen Fiction, Watkins Park - Teen Fiction
display_description Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 7f82d7b7-2094-c41a-e928-9b13e07d49f5
isbn 9780147520869, 9781419701764, 9781419719462, 9781419719608, 9781613123065, 9781613128862
item_details ils:CARL0000388302|35192041547112|Bellevue - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000388302|35192041547120|Madison - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MA||, ils:CARL0000388302|35192041547146|Hermitage - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000388302|35192047484419|Donelson - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000388302|35192047484427|East - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EA||, ils:CARL0000388302|35192047484443|Green Hills - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000388302|35192047484450|Goodlettsville - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GO||, ils:CARL0000388302|35192047484484|Southeast - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000388302|35192048900926|Watkins Park - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Andrews|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WP||, ils:CARL0000388302|A01796348|Hillwood High - Teen Fiction|HUM F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000388302|A01889950|Madison Middle - Teen Fiction|F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4L545||, ils:CARL0000388302|A02020256|Whites Creek High - Teen Fiction|F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6I787||, ils:CARL0000388302|B00634105|Hillsboro High - Teen Fiction|F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||66435||, ils:CARL0000388302|FF00102578|Maplewood High - Teen Fiction|F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6E550||, ils:CARL0000388302|FF00134050|Cameron College Prep - Teen Fiction|F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||71181||, ils:CARL0000388302|FF00178724|Overton High - Teen Fiction|F And|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000388302|QQ00148025|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction|F G AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000388302|SE00000259|Glencliff High - Teen Fiction|F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||64325||, ils:CARL0000662293|A02109198|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000662293|A02116506|East Nashville Magnet High - Teen Fiction|F And|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||63290||, ils:CARL0000662293|FF00097042|Harris Hillman - Teen Fiction|F AND|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||65397||, ils:CARL0000662293|FF00143825|Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction|F And|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||61182||, overdrive:038e80b7-83dc-4140-966d-0109b9b862a7|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:1f32e23d-c79d-4000-bd9c-bafd27229fa0|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|4|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:db9548ce-76f4-4907-b835-eeb50d0dc784|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-03-20T14:28:57.429Z
lexile_score 820
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog YA Fiction Andrews
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Donelson, East, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Madison, Madison Kids, Southeast, Watkins Park
primary_isbn 9781419701764
publishDate 2012, 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000388302|Book|Books||English|Amulet Books,|2012.|295 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000662293|Book|Books||English|Amulet Books,|?2012|295 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:038e80b7-83dc-4140-966d-0109b9b862a7|eBook|eBook||English|ABRAMS|2015|, overdrive:1f32e23d-c79d-4000-bd9c-bafd27229fa0|eBook|eBook||English|ABRAMS|2012|, overdrive:db9548ce-76f4-4907-b835-eeb50d0dc784|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:db9548ce-76f4-4907-b835-eeb50d0dc784 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:038e80b7-83dc-4140-966d-0109b9b862a7 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000388302 35192041547120 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000388302 35192047484419 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000388302 35192047484443 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000388302 35192047484450 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000388302 35192041547112 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000388302 35192048900926 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000388302 35192047484484 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000388302 35192041547146 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000388302 35192047484427 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:1f32e23d-c79d-4000-bd9c-bafd27229fa0 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Families -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Family -- Pennsylvania, Family life -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Friendship, Friendship -- Fiction, High schools, High schools -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, Jews -- Fiction, Jews -- United States, Jews -- United States -- Fiction, Leukemia, Leukemia -- Fiction, Leukemia. -- Fiction, Pittsburgh (Pa.), Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Fiction, Schools, Schools -- Fiction
title_display Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novel
title_full Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition), Me and Earl and the dying girl / a novel by Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novel / Jesse Andrews
title_short Me and Earl and the dying girl :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Families, Family, Family life, Friendship, High schools, Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, Jews, Leukemia, Schools, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature