Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Review by: Lauren
Book From: ARC sent from Publisher
Summary (from Indiebound):
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.
I wish there was more that I could say about this book but I'm afraid it's been a little while since I read it (sorry for the late review) but really, what you need to know is that...this book is really good. I love John Green and his characters and I've heard amazing things about David (though I haven't read anything by him YET), so this is definitely YA genius coming together.
Both Will Grayon's are well-rounded, believable characters with new and interesting problems. One believes he has found a boyfriend online and even goes to Chicago to meet him...the fateful night he runs into the other Will Grayson too.
As for the other Will Grayson, it's his "always in love" best friend Tiny (who is anything but, physically or in personality) who has to push him into taking a chance with a girl from school.
This book definitely deals with the idea of what makes a person...the people they love, the ones that love them...it's definitely not your name, which anyone can have and twist however they want.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is an emotional, funny, real novel that I loved reading. It might deal with common issues but it does so in a new way that keeps you reading and keeps you interested.
I really do wish I could say more...but I think if you pick up a copy of this book and read it for yourself, you'll understand what I can't say.
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