Monday, May 23, 2011

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

In a word, wow! I was blown away by Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I immediately fell into their world and loved my time there. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is told in alternating voice by the two Will Graysons. The first Will Grayson is best friends with the fabulous Tiny Cooper (probably one of the best characters ever). The second Will Grayson is depressed and sees his life as a bleak place.
The first Will Grayson pissed me off for most of the book. He was a douchy teen boy. This girl likes me. I don't like her. She doesn't like me anyone. I like her now. Sheesh. I'm glad I'm not a teen anymore.
I understood the second Will Grayson so much more. He's caught between what he wants and what he thinks he should be. I worried about second Will Grayson (I hoped the first Will Grayson would pull his head out of his ass).
Then there is Tiny Cooper. How can you describe Tiny Cooper? He's fabulous in the full sense of the world. But Tiny Cooper changes both Will Graysons. How could I not love a 300 lb gay line backer? Honestly Tiny Cooper made this book. Without him it wouldn't have been as wonderful.
I appreciated the honesty of this book. The angst, the doubt, the confusion was all honest. I highly recommend this book. Others who shared their thoughts on Will Grayson, Will Grayson: The Broke And The Bookish, Reading Rocks, Erin Reads, Lusty Reader, Fluttering Butterflies, Things Mean A Lot, Birdbrained Book blog and Pub Writes.
This is my thirteenth read for the 2011 YA Reading Challenge.


  1. wow that wow?! Never would have guessed

  2. Green and Levithan do honesty like no other YA authors out there!! My son read this one and liked it too.

  3. Wasn't this so much fun? I think it was a smidgen over the top in believability, but it was fun and tender at the same time.


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