Parents' Guide to

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+

This book is one of my favourites

I let my 10-year-old read this and he loved it but there was a lot of swearing and he promised not to say them and he never has (he's 13 now)

This title has:

Too much swearing
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age 18+

Racism, degradation of women, sexually explicit scenes, profanity, stereotypes, and drugs/alcohol make this the best book for degenerates


This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (16 ):

Greg's perpetual state of shame and self-loathing gets a bit old to other characters in the book, and it does a little to readers as well. The tone of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is practically nihilistic, but the novel is full of hilarious moments and believable characters. It's a testament to Jesse Andrews' talent with comedy and character development that a novel in which a teen is dying can be funny so much of the time. Descriptions of Greg and Earl's films are especially entertaining, and in those cases, Greg's self-deprecating M.O. is very effective.

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