finished reading

Because I'm around teenagers all day, I could totally relate to this book. It's not quite what I expected a teen novel about cancer to be like. Which is part of its quirky charm. But it's irreverent and laugh out loud funny. I think I enjoyed the creative swearing as much as the story.

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): Me: My name is Greg Gaines. I am seventeen. I am the one who wrote this book. My physical appearance is unsatisfactory, and there is probably a fungus eating my brain. I'm not even sure I'm a human. Earl: Earl Jackson is the only person is even sort of my friend. We make mediocre films together. Werner Herzog is our biggest influence. Earl is generally filled with violent rage. Dying Girl: During my senior year, my mom forced me to become friends with a girl who had cancer. This brought about the destruction of my entire life.

And it's been made into a movie!

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

The movie opens soon. Perhaps I'll go see it.

I'm intrigued by the idea of "creative swearing." As I word nerd, I think I may appreciate that.