Here are this week’s recommendations!
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
“There’s a decent chance that I’m not even a human being.”
Greg Gaines is the best at espionage, put him into a high school setting and there can be no one better than him. But then again, he only has one friend, Earl. Together, they do the most random things possible, their favorite being making movies.
One day, everything is going fine until his mom tells him that he has to revive his childhood friendship with Rachel.
Rachel is just like every other girl around the corner, except she has been diagnosed with leukemia. It isn’t her disease that makes Greg want to stay away, its the awkwardness that will arise in the coming time. But the decision has been made, Greg must listen to his mother or else things won’t be good for him.
After Rachel ends her treatment, Greg and Earl decide that they should make a video for her. A video that was supposed to help Rachel ends up being the ‘Worst Film Ever Made’ and changes all of their lives forever.
Will Greg be able to come out of his shadow and stand up for himself and his friends?
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Tobias Iaconis, Mikki Daughtry
“I’m tired of living without really living. I’m tired of wanting things. We can’t have a lot of things. But we could have this.”
The one thing Stella Grant always wants is to be in control. There are times in everyone’s lives when they feel as if they are falling apart, losing control over everything in their life, it demotivates them, even ruins them at some point. But some people never give up and continue to want to control, even when their 100% out of control lungs always end up bringing them to the hospital.
This is Stella’s life. After everything that she has been through, all she really wants to do is stay away from anything that would harm her or damage her even more. All she needs to do is always stay six feet apart. No exceptions.
Meet Will Newman – the only things he wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He doesn’t care about getting better or getting the best treatments. All he wants to do is leave the hospital and travel the world instead of hospitals.
Stella and Will need to stay away from each other. One breath and Stella could lose her spot on the transplant list. Staying apart wasn’t something they wanted, it was something they needed. All of a sudden, Stella’s six feet apart rule felt like a punishment that wouldn’t save her but break her instead.
Would it really hurt to break her rule if it could keep their hearts fixed? Is being five feet apart worth risking their life?
Every Day by David Levithan
“Even though it was hard to see you, it was good to see you.”
Every day a new body. Every day a new lifestyle. But always in love with the same girl. A doesn’t know about who they are doing to be the next day. It could be anyone, anywhere. A has come to terms with this and has gotten used to it by now. They never get too attached. Never get noticed. Make sure that they always stay alone.
Everything is normal until A wakes up in Justin’s body and meets his girlfriend, Rhiannon. Ever since then, A has stopped following their rules. Rhiannon is someone A wants to be with, not just now but for every single day of their life.
Will A be able to fight his changing personalities and be with Rhiannon or will A be in a never-ending cycle of changing bodies every day?