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ISBN13: 9781419701764
ISBN10: 1419701762
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Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time — when not playing video games and avoiding Earl's terrifying brothers — making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl don't make them for other people. Until Rachel.

Rachel has leukemia, and Greg's mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl make her a movie, and Greg must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It's a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

Review:

"In his debut novel, Andrews tackles some heavy subjects with irreverence and insouciance. Senior Greg Gaines has drifted through high school trying to be friendly with everyone but friends with no one, moving between cliques without committing. His only hobby is making awful movies with his foul-mouthed pal Earl. Greg's carefully maintained routine is upset when his mother encourages him to spend time with Rachel, a classmate suffering from leukemia. Greg begrudgingly rekindles his friendship with Rachel, before being conned into making a movie about her. Narrated by Greg, who brings self-deprecation to new heights (or maybe depths), this tale tries a little too hard to be both funny and tragic, mixing crude humor and painful self-awareness. Readers may be either entertained or exhausted by the grab bag of narrative devices Andrews employs (screenplay-style passages, bulleted lists, movie reviews, fake newspaper headlines, outlines). In trying to defy the usual tearjerker tropes, Andrews ends up with an oddly unaffecting story. Ages 14 up. Agent: Matt Hudson, William Morris Endeavor." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"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

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

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

About the Author

Jesse Andrews is a writer, musician, and former German youth hostel receptionist. He is a graduate of Schenley High School and Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, which is almost as good as Pittsburgh. This is his first novel. Visit him online at www.jesseandrews.com.

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Renee, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by Renee)
This was the funniest book I've read in years. I laughed out loud through the whole book, until I cried. The characters are all hilarious and heartbreaking, and the ending turns out just right-- no fairy tale happily-ever-after, but realistic and hopeful. Be warned, however, that it goes places that might be considered pretty offensive, but I think that's just how high school boys talk.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781419701764
Author:
Andrews, Jesse
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20120301
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 304 pages Amulet Books - English 9781419701764 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his debut novel, Andrews tackles some heavy subjects with irreverence and insouciance. Senior Greg Gaines has drifted through high school trying to be friendly with everyone but friends with no one, moving between cliques without committing. His only hobby is making awful movies with his foul-mouthed pal Earl. Greg's carefully maintained routine is upset when his mother encourages him to spend time with Rachel, a classmate suffering from leukemia. Greg begrudgingly rekindles his friendship with Rachel, before being conned into making a movie about her. Narrated by Greg, who brings self-deprecation to new heights (or maybe depths), this tale tries a little too hard to be both funny and tragic, mixing crude humor and painful self-awareness. Readers may be either entertained or exhausted by the grab bag of narrative devices Andrews employs (screenplay-style passages, bulleted lists, movie reviews, fake newspaper headlines, outlines). In trying to defy the usual tearjerker tropes, Andrews ends up with an oddly unaffecting story. Ages 14 up. Agent: Matt Hudson, William Morris Endeavor." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "It is sure to be popular with many boys, including reluctant readers, and will not require much selling on the part of the librarian."
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