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Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.
2) The Haters
A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.
Warner and his sister Prayer live in a society where a person's size is directly proportional to his or her wealth. The poorest are the size of rats; billionaires the size of skyscrapers. Warner and Prayer are destitute-- and tiny. Their size is not just demeaning, but dangerous: being mauled by cats; no cars or phones built small enough for them, or schools or hospitals, for that matter. Their only hope is to scale up. It seems impossible-- but they're...
On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.
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...
6) Every day
The story of Rhiannon, a sixteen-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named 'A' who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either...
A uniquely funny and moving story about Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human relationships as a way to safely navigate the social mine field that is teenage life. In fact, he describes his best friend Earl, with whom he makes short-film parodies of classic movies, as being 'more like a co-worker'. But when Greg's mom insists he spends time with Rachel, a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer, Greg discovers just how...