Thursday, September 19, 2013

Will Grayson, Will Grayson


Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Author(s): John Green & David Levithan
Publisher: Dutton Children's
Format: Library Copy
Genre: YA, Contemporary, GLBT


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 loved the differing styles of John Green and David Levithan's Will Graysons.  They both created these amazing characters that worked together and blended wonderfully.  John Green was obviously fantastic, and while I'd read some by David Levithan, I'm much more excited about him now!


Will Grayson (John Green's):

I liked WG(JG) so much because he was very real and honest.  He came across as a fascinatingly raw character.  His faults and mistakes were my favorite part.

Will Grayson (David Leviathan):

WG(DL) is raw in a different way than WG(JG) is.  He is raw in the painful emo way where he hates life.  The situation he is in brings out sides of him that are fun to read about.  He was probably my favorite character with all his cynicism.


Ah, Tiny.  What would this book be without our overweight, over confident, gay musical writer?  Tiny is clearly the character that ties both Wills together, but he floats seamlessly through both David Leviathan and John Green's writing.  While Tiny may have been self absorbed sometimes, (okay, most of the time) he really added another layer of contemporary to this novel.

Final Findings:

This book, with it's strange musical and witty characters really brought to life an amazing story of two Will Graysons.  While like I said I already love John Green, I'm itching to get my hands on more by David Levithan.  



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