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Here are the most popular passages from 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

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The latest hit in this summer of YA movie adaptations is Jesse Andrews’ Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won both a Grand Jury Award and an Audience Award at Sundance this year. Me and Earl follows Greg, a teen and cinephile who’s just trying to coast and survive high school without getting too close to anyone. But when his mom pushes him to visit a classmate in the hospital with leukemia, things start to change.

Check out the Me and Earl passages that Kindle readers highlight the most:

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 

  • “‘Mitzvah’ is Hebrew for ‘colossal pain in the ass.'”
  • “One thing I’ve learned about people is that the easiest way to get them to like you is to shut up and let them do the talking.”
  • “You can take pretty much any sentence in this book and if you read it enough times, you will probably end up committing a homicide.”
  • “Theory: People always get fired up when an unattractive girl and an unattractive dude are dating each other.”
  • “Just to summarize: I lurched into Rachel’s room like a zombie, freaking her out, then went for a fist pound. It is impossible to be less smooth than Greg S. Gaines.”
  • “In the words of Nizar, the surliest and least-English-speaking of Benson’s ESL kids, “Fuck dick shit ass.”
  • “Immediately assume you are gay, and there is no force on earth greater than the fear jocks have of homosexuals. None. It’s like the Jewish fear of Nazis, except the complete opposite with regard to who is beating the crap out of whom. So I guess it’s more like the Nazi fear of Jews.”
  • “There are two kinds of hot girls: Evil Hot Girls, and Hot Girls Who Are Also Sympathetic Good-Hearted People and Will Not Intentionally Destroy Your Life (HGWAASGHPAWNIDYL).”
  • “So the rich kids aren’t the alpha group of the school. The next most likely demographic would be the church kids: They’re plentiful, and they are definitely interested in school domination.”
  • “It was about the least fun social situation imaginable. If terrorists had burst into the room and tried to suffocate us in hummus, it would have been an improvement.”

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