I thought this book was absolutely fantastic. Not only did it resolutely avoid the conventions of the stereotypical cancer book, it was literally laugh-out-loud, tears-in-your-eyes funny. It's hard to avoid comparing it to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars
, of course. Both have significant strengths, but Me & Earl
has a down to earth, groddy teenage boy sensibility that's really hard to resist. (That said--teenage boy; some people's mileage may vary.) I'd love to hear other people's thoughts about this one, especially given that we have Me & Earl and TFIOS in the same year.