This book is incredibly unique. Swapping styles every few pages from novel to script this book is witty, funny and inventive.
About a teenage filmmaker (Greg) and his director partner (Earl) the book follows them as Greg is forced to befriend a girl )Rachel) with cancer by his mum.
There is no soppiness or sentimentality to this book unlike its respective comparison counterpart John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. It is simply a story about friendship, finding your way through school, and coping with an illness. It has its own heart and Jesse Andrews’ writing style feels like your best friend relaying a story to you. There is no underlying plotlines and is very uncomplicated which is what makes it so great. Greg is the typical anti-hero, you start the book hating him, and his outlook on life, but by the end you’re rooting for him.
One thing I wish I could change is that I felt the ending was slightly anti-climatic and would have liked something less rushed.
Rating: 4 stars