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ISBN13: 9780385754309
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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

 

Synopsis:

In this emotionally powerful, funny debut, Cricket Cherpin needs to figure out what to do with his life before he turns eighteen. But life sucks—so why not just give up?

Synopsis:

Irreverent, foulmouthed seventeen-year-old Cricket is the oldest ward in a Catholic boys home in Maine—and his life sucks. With prospects for the future that range from professional fighter to professional drug dealer, he seems doomed to a life of “criminal rapscallinity.” In fact, things look so bleak that Cricket cant help but wonder if his best option is one final cliff dive into the great unknown. But then Wynona Bidaban steps into his world, and Cricket slowly realizes that maybe, just maybe, life doesnt totally suck.

About the Author

Tim Tharp lives in Oklahoma, where he teaches at Rose State College. He is also the author of the YA novel Knights of the Hill Country, an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

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KTReads, January 19, 2015 (view all comments by KTReads)
This book was very fast paced and easy to read. The lead character Sutter was very likable and even a little relatable. He came off as that guy in school that almost everyone loved. But he could also have his dark moods and secrets. Sutter was a known drunk and everyone in the school loved him for it because he was the life of the party. But in reality Sutter was a drunk so he would not have to face his problems. Until he meets Aimee and everything changes. This a very good book and I recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385754309
Author:
Tharp, Tim
Publisher:
Ember
Author:
Andrews, Jesse
Author:
Blagden, Scott
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , In this emotionally powerful, funny debut, Cricket Cherpin needs to figure out what to do with his life before he turns eighteen. But life sucks—so why not just give up?
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Irreverent, foulmouthed seventeen-year-old Cricket is the oldest ward in a Catholic boys home in Maine—and his life sucks. With prospects for the future that range from professional fighter to professional drug dealer, he seems doomed to a life of “criminal rapscallinity.” In fact, things look so bleak that Cricket cant help but wonder if his best option is one final cliff dive into the great unknown. But then Wynona Bidaban steps into his world, and Cricket slowly realizes that maybe, just maybe, life doesnt totally suck.
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