Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Five hilarious, heart-rending books about dying teens

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Kathryn Williams tagged five of the best funny books about dying teens, including:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, by Jesse Andrews

Greg Gaines, his friend Earl, and Dying Girl Rachel are brought together by mutual respect for the films of Werner Herzog, Rachel’s leukemia, and Greg’s mother, who is insistent that Greg befriend said dying girl. Greg is a pathologically self-deprecating aspiring filmmaker whose narrative style, like his film homage to Rachel (Rachel the Film), is “perhaps most noteworthy for its confusing mishmash of styles,” featuring “absurdist one-offs with extremely limited relevance to the subject matter.”
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue