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Magan: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Estelle and I are super excited to be participating in the Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  I’m bringing you the first debut young adult book this week, though Estelle and I will alternate months participating.  The challenge is to read and review a minimum of twelve young adult debut novels […]

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December 2, 2015 - 8:06 pm

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August 23, 2014 - 11:46 am

Sue - Just ordered this book for our library. Great review – good to have my choice validated – looking forward to reading it 🙂

July 30, 2014 - 8:01 am

Book Review: The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson - […] there simply aren’t a lot out there, but they’re so refreshing. Like when I read Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, I was captivated by the unique, gruff voice of the main character, Cali. He’s a runaway who […]

November 1, 2012 - 10:18 am

Rather Be Reading Blog Celebrates the Big One: Fun + Giveaway - […] Cooner 6. Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell 7. Intentions by Deborah Heiligman 8. Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 9. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas […]

May 28, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Jesse Andrews Book Review - […] Rather Be Reading The Nocturnal Library Mostly Reading YA Fictitious Delicious […]

February 5, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Cialina - This sounds like a wonderful book. I think that is holding me back the most is the stream of consciousness type of narration. I don’t usually go for those kinds of books, but this one sounds delightful. Thanks for the thoughtful and well-written review! I didn’t really hear much about this book.

February 3, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Magan - RIGHT!? Ryan Gosling is just um… amazing. And the reference to the scene may or may not have something to do with his role in Half Nelson.. just warning you.

I do agree with your thoughts on the summary. It sounds sad, but really it’s just pretty all over the place. Just accept that going into it, and you’ll be golden. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

February 3, 2012 - 10:40 am

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase - I had seen this book on Goodreads, but the description on there is pretty horrible and really didn’t interest me. Your review, however, made me add it to the TBR list!
I love the ideas of the different formats, like the screen play! And I love lists, so bullet points are right up my alley!
And even though Ryan Gosling’s character was a major drug addict in Half Nelson, the boy really just can’t look anything other than sexy! I’ll definitely be picturing him while reading this now that you said that! Actually, maybe I should start picturing every male character as Ryan Gosling…. *sigh* 😉
Awesome review!

January 29, 2012 - 7:26 pm

In My Mailbox (4) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] reviewed Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. (a crazy book that by the title is sad, but is anything but) Estelle reviewed Sometimes It Happens. […]

January 28, 2012 - 8:02 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Well, this sounds like fun! I just read about someone else who read it, and he said it was hilarious as well. I’ll have to keep my eye out for this one. You make it sound like a great choice, and thanks for noting that it’s not as sad as the back of the book makes it sound like. You know how I am with sad books. Haha.

January 28, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Magan - Alexa, I can’t wait until you read it! I think it might be a love it or hate it kind of book. I can’t wait to read more reviews to see what others think of it, too.

January 28, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Magan - Hi Capillya! Thank you so much! We’ve worked really hard to make our blog cute and fun, but also simple and easy to read. Your comment means SO much!

YES to the laughing out loud. I was sneaking away at Christmastime so I could read this book. It was fantastic, and such a breath of fresh air!

Thank you so much for your comment!

January 28, 2012 - 7:14 pm

Magan - It’s definitely a great read, Mands! READ IT! Add it to your Goodreads so you don’t forget. 🙂

January 28, 2012 - 2:35 am

VeganYANerds - I really love the cover of this book and I agree, how could anything so bright and quirky be sad? I look forward to reading this sometime this year 🙂

Mands

January 27, 2012 - 11:26 pm

capillya - First, can I say how much I love the layout and design of this li’l blog right here? It’s sweet, simple, and fantastic, really. My eyeballs thank you.

Second, so glad you enjoyed Me and Earl. Jesse Andrews is a hoot and a half (I just made that up, sorry) and I laughed out loud the entire time I read this on my 14 hour flight. Well, okay maybe I lied a little bit. But I sure did laugh-snort a lot. My reading experience with this book basically book-ended me watching Attack the Block which made it an even MORE FUN experience.

Really enjoyed this positive review. =)

January 27, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I actually have this one from NetGalley and I’m looking forward to reading it! It sounds quite different from what I’m reading this day, which is a good thing, and reminds me in some way of Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story from your description. I’m pretty excited to read it though!

Magan: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Length of Book: 213 pages Type of Book: YA / Coming of Age Story Format: Library Book Release Date: February 1, 1999 I read this book because:  Emma Watson is one of my favorite young female actresses. I found out she would be playing the role of […]

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October 4, 2012 - 9:01 am

Attention, Attention! The Perks of Being a Wallflower (A Re-Read) - […] Magan first reviewed Perks in November of 2011 saying she “adapted quickly to Charlie’s scattered storytelling ways” and sang […]

November 17, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Magan - Hey Ashley! I really hope I like it, too. The book is so short that I actually think they’ll do a good job making the movie. I think they have a lot of room to make it awesome. I hope they don’t let me down. It’s books like my favorites, such as The Hunger Games, that really worries me. So much detail and description that I don’t know if they can pull it off!

November 17, 2011 - 11:42 am

Ashley - I really need to reread this one! I read it a while ago and I really liked it, but I’m not sure I got all out of it that I was supposed to. I read it a bit fast and would love to do a reread and give it a bit more of my attention.

I doubt I’ll watch the movie. I pretty much never watch movies if I’ve read the book first (because I pretty much always hate them) but I do hope you like it!

November 10, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Meg - I remember this one circulating around my high school years ago and read it myself — but I really couldn’t tell you a thing about it. Sounds like I definitely need to do a re-read!