Review: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrews

Title: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Author: Jesse Andrews
Pages: 295
Genre: YA contemporary
Published: March 1, 2012

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Quick Synopsis: 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.

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Review: “Into the Still Blue” by Veronica Rossi

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Title: Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Pages: 389
Genre: YA science-fiction/dystopian
Published: January 28, 2014

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Quick Synopsis: It’s hard to explain this book without going into too much detail about previous books, but the basic premise revolves around Aria, a Dweller who comes from a world of technology and little conflict. She has never known the outside world because she can image anything she wants with her Smarteye. Then something big happens and she is thrust into the world of the Outsiders who live in tribes on the earth. She meets Peregrine (or, Perry) who is from one of the Outsider tribes, and he teaches her to live as they do. The biggest catch? The Aether–a deadly storm that has taken over the sky–poses as a huge threat for what is left of mankind. This final novel follows the characters as they learn about  and seek out the Sill Blue, a place where the Aether is not a threat and the sky is, well, blue.

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May Wrap-Up (2015)

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Hello again! Hopefully you’re having a good week so far. Today, I’m doing my first monthly wrap-up! In case you aren’t familiar with wrap-ups, at the end of each month I’ll talk briefly about all of the books I completed throughout the month and give them each a rating. Since I don’t post reviews for every single book I read, this will be the best way for you to read about all those other books I don’t review. If I have a longer review for any of them, I’ll post a link. And since it’s now June, it’s time to talk about everything I read in May!

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