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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Review)

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Edition: Hardcover,  310 pages
Author(s): John Green and David Levithan
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publication Date: April 6th, 2010
Source: Barnes & Noble


The Summary
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.

 My Opinion
I am in love.  I am in utter, inescapable love with this book.  It is one of the best contemporary books I've read in a long time.  It is funny, heartfelt, and captures the voices and experiences of teenagers perfectly.  John Green and David Levithan really out did themselves.

If you're not familiar with the premise, there are two boys named Will grayson in this book.  Now I didn't make a mistake when I wrote that, for you see one is designated by Capitals: Will Grayson, and the other is designated by lower-case: will grayson.  Capital Will is written by John Green and lower-case will is written by David Levithan.  The reason they use the typeface this way is so the readers can easily differentiate between the two.  However, I feel like it adds a layer to the psyche of each Will.

Will Grayson is straight, is best friends with the biggest rainbow loving guy anyone has ever met, and doesn't open his mouth in the face of feelings.  This leads to people speaking for him.

will grayson is gay, meets the biggest rainbow loving guy anyone has ever met, and doesn't open his heart in the face of feelings.  This leads to people never getting close to him.

If you've been paying attention you'll see the common thread: the biggest rainbow loving guy anyone has ever met, also known as Tiny Cooper.  And one fateful night they all collide in what has to be the most hilarious first meeting ever.  Let's just say it involves Spanish porn.

For me Tiny Cooper makes the book.  Yes I adore Will and will, but how can you not, they're the protagonists.  However, sometimes you really have to work to like Tiny.  Tiny is anything but tiny, and as a result often overlooks others feelings.  But the way Green and Levithan write him into the story, you would feel like a Tiny sized hole was missing if he wasn't there (that was a lot of Tinys).

The only problem I had with this book was the ending.  I wanted more more more!  Sometimes I feel books don't give me a definite ending, which I understand is on purpose usually so you can imagine what happens, but I really wanted to see beyond the end of the book.  I suppose this is more a boon than a bane as that means I didn't want it to end.

Anyway, if you haven't read Will Grayson, Will Grayson or any of John Green's or David Levithan's books (which are all really great) I suggest you run out and find a copy asap!

 Final Rating
Book Cover: 4/5
Book Title: 4/5
Plot: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
Ending: 9.5/10 
Overall: 47.5/50: A

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book as well! It was really awesome, and I loved all the characters, especially Tiny.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Brush Up On Your Reading


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