June 22, 2015

Books: Summer Reading List

I have read mix reviews about the movie adaptation to Me, and Earl, And The Dying Girl, but I'm going to watch it anyway. I really don't care what people say about movies, I believe everyone should see what they want to see despite what other people are saying about it. Watch it for yourself and you be the own judge. Anyway, I do want to read the book first, just because I prefer books to movie adaptations, although I love watching the book come to life in a movie. And I'm a film student so I'm pretty much open to everything. Me, and Earl, And The Dying Girl is this week's Summer Reading List recommendation!

Me, and Earl, And The Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews
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. Fiercely funny, honest, heart-breaking—this is an unforgettable novel from a bright talent, now also a film that critics are calling "a touchstone for its generation" and "an instant classic."