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 both legions of faithful fans.
I LOVED this book. It was nothing yet everything I expected at the same time. This was my first read by both John Green and David Levithan, but I will definitely be reading more from them. I can only assume that their own works are as fabulous as this collab.
So, imagine meeting someone who has the same name as you. Weird, right? Two Will Grayson's meet, and their lives intertwine and ultimately change for the better. Both Will Grayson's were so well written, each with their own unique voice (obviously, they were written by two different people.) But both Will's have similar issues. Straight Will wants to "shut up and not care about anything," and he's afraid of being with the girl he really likes at first. Gay Will is afraid that he's automatically going to screw up anything good that happens in his life.
Let's for a moment talk about how much I love Tiny. He was hysterical. It's ironic enough when this huge, 300lb football player is named Tiny. Then to top it off, his personality was so flamboyant, and he wrote a musical. He was the best part of the book for me. He made me laugh, but he also had these serious and meaningful things to say. He affected both Will Grayson's lives so much. These two Will Grayson stories became one BECAUSE of Tiny. By far one of the strongest side characters I've ever read.
I love love love both John Green and David Levithan's writing style. Both hilarious yet poignant at the same time. You know it's John Green when one of his character's calls someone a "pile of suck." LOL. i liked that to differentiate the two will grayson's, david levithan didn't use any capital letters in his chapters. And the way he set up his dialogue was unique as well. Everything about the writing was fantastic. So many quotable quotes, such as this one.
When things break, it's not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It's because a little piece gets lost - the two remaining ends couldn't fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.
The thing that I loved most about Will Grayson, Will Grayson is that above all, this is a story about friendship and acceptance. Yes, of course romance plays a big part. but it was never the main focus to me. There should be more stories out there that send out this message of friendship and learning how to be a better friend.
This book was certainly a pleasant surprise. I would recommend it to anyone.