Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Characters

Jesse Andrews
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Greg Gaines

Greg is the central character / protagonist. Greg is a high school student in his senior year. At the start of the novel, Greg’s main ambition in life is to make it through high school without joining any particular group of students while still being on friendly terms with everyone. In order to accomplish this, Greg had to avoid becoming close friends with anyone at his high school. By avoiding a normal high school existence and keeping a low profile, Greg thought he could avoid any of the suffering or bullying associated with his high school years. Greg’s narration revealed that he was deeply self-conscious with low self-esteem. Through the narration, it became apparent that Greg’s fear of judgement and criticism from others prevented him from being himself around his schoolmates and that this was the reason he sought to withdraw from having a normal...

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