Book Review #9
My rating: 3.5/5
‘Compulsively readable, inevitably bawdy, and very funny.’ RON KOERTGE, AUTHOR OF STONER & SPAZ
‘This is one funny book….What’s crazy is how moving it becomes in spite of itself.’ BOOKLIST
Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.
Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.
Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.
And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.
- Of course, the girl dies at the end. Please tell me that you guys had that coming.
- Earl just keeps on amusing me with his witty curses (which I find very entertaining).
- I may have judged the book by its cover. But that’s alright *insert shy emoji* because the cover is so beautiful.
- I find Greg a really good friend because his mother only asked him to be friends with her but he keeps on hanging out with her every other day to the extent of resulting his school studies.
- And if you guys – out of random – want to see out of your imagination the outcome of Greg and Earl’s movies, you can watch the adaptation.