Published March 1st 2012
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.
I’d seen so many negative review for this book. My best friend warned me not to read this book and I didn’t listen. But I was curious and there was a couple positive reviews so I read it. A small part of me thought I might like this book. Okay, I hoped that I would like this book. But I didn’t and I ended up quitting around page 200. I’m not surprised that I didn’t like this book (my best friend told me over and over that it was an awful book) but I’m still really disappointed.
I could tell that this book was suppose to have a lot of humor in it but it just didn’t work for me. I smiled a little bit in the first few pages but it got old real fast.
Greg was one of the worst narrators ever. He’s right up there with Bella from Twilight and Anastasia Steele from
Fifty Shades of Grey. He was so annoying and he just wouldn’t get on with the story. It just kept dragging on and on. I don’t even know how I made it to page 200.
The characters were boring, underdeveloped and not well written at all.
I don’t understand how an editor could have read this book and thought it was ready to be published. I don’t like the concept of this book that much but great writing could have saved it. But I just can’t think of anything about this book that I liked other than the cover is kind of cool.
I feel like I’m starting to rant so I’m just going to stop here. But overall, I should have listened to my best friend and not read this book because I lost a few hours of my life for nothing and I also wasted $10 on buying this book.
My best friend’s review