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The Report Of Me Earl And The Dying Girl

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To be honest, I have read many foreign novels in the past 20 years including some “cancer books” or illness and dying books, such as the book we read this semester called “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian”. But now I have to acknowledge that this book, Me Earl and the Dying Girl, is the sincerest and funniest among the “cancer book” that I have read. In general, this kind of book attends to leave the readers with message about life or death so as to humanize them in a warmhearted and serious way. But in this book, I do not see not many very affecting fragments about illness or death; instead, it gives me a new kind of feelings, that is, teenager’s honest inner word. The ...view middle of the document...

When Rachel gives up treating, Greg and Earl decide to make a film for her. But this is the worst film that both of them have made. The author wrote this “stupid” (he said) book based on it.
It is a really hilarious book belonging to teenagers. Even though I am 20 years old, it impresses me deeply. I will share my book review from the following three points.
One is its honest and real.
All of us are living a realistic world; sometimes we can be helpless because we care about too much around us, this kind of phenomenon results in saying something or doing something against our will. Commendable is, the book presents a real inner world of characters. They are honest and real, saying what they think and doing what they want to do. For examples, Greg describes his appearance using these words “I sort of look like a pudding. I am extremely pale and somewhat overweight. I have kind of a rat face, and my mediocre vision makes me squint a lot. Finally, I have what has been diagnosed as chronic allergic rhinitis, which sounds interesting but basically just means a constant booger problem. I can’t really breathe through my nose, so most of the time my mouth is hanging open, which gives the appearance of major stupidity.” 1) So what does this description bring to you? His weird and ugly face? No, what this impresses me is Greg’s honest and outspokenness. At the time I laugh at Greg’s ugly and weird appearance, I also have a respect f or his honest heart, which gives him enough courage to introduce himself with such a weird way. Another reflecting Character’s honest is about the girl’s cancer. General speaking, human beings would express sympathy to this kind of people who suffer a great illness. But in this book, you will not see too many compositions of sympathy which Greg can show to Rachel. Instead, Greg is not willing to be friends with Rachel though his mother makes him call up and hang out with this girl. In fact, Greg thinks that Rachel’s illness has nothing to do with him. Unlike other cancer books, the protagonist does not pay more attention to this dying girl, because he realizes that it is common to people to die because of...

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