Author(s): Jesse Andrews
This is the funniest book you'll ever read about death...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...A funny little novel about friendship, identity and acute myelogenous leukemia.
Jesse Andrews is a writer, musician, and former German youth hostel receptionist. He is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, which is almost as good as Pittsburgh. This is his first novel, which he turned into a screenplay with Dan Fogelman for Indian Paintbrush. Visit him online at www.jesseandrews.com