Release Date: April 6, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Bookstore
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.
I’m a huge fan of both of these authors, especially David Levithan. So I can’t think of two better authors to write a book together. Both David and John have a different way of approaching YA. They don’t dumb it down. Their writing is intelligent, funny, and original.
When I was reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan I kept thinking that whimsical is a good word to explain it, but now I don’t know. Its still a good word, but whimsical brings to mind a lighthearted, cheerful read. Which this was at times, but it’s also full of strong emotions and tough situations. One of the things I loved most about Will Grayson, Will Grayson was that it shines light on the fact that most of the time our emotions are the things that tear our relationships apart. Not some outside entity, its usually our own messed up, self destructive feelings and those feelings are never more prevalent than when you’re a teen.
The characters were all fabulous! Will Grayson #1 has always been overshadowed by his best friend Tiny, and Will Grayson #2 is completely alone in the world. Both of them are just trying to find themselves. The character growth throughout the book was amazing! And we can’t forget the side characters, one very big side character, Tiny Cooper! Tiny stole the scene every time he was in it! Sometimes I wanted to smack him, but he truly was Fabulous!
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a ingenious book that should be on everyone’s must read list! It has everything that you would want in a novel, so you will definitely find something to love!