Mar 31, 2013

"Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green & David Levithan

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author: John Green & David Levithan

My rating: 4 of 5

(Book read from March 6th to March 23rd, 2013 for a read-along)


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 of them legions of faithful fans.


My Thoughts on the Book:

Ok, so my first thoughts on this novel when I finished it - absolutely hilarious! I just laughed so much. As you can see from the summary, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a contemporary YA novel about 2 guys that are both named Will Grayson, that meet accidentally, and that meeting will influence both of their lives. The story is narrated alternatively between the 2 Will Graysons, and the PoV changes with every chapter. So, so you'll know about who of the 2 Will Graysons I'm talking about, I'll use capital WG for the 1st Will a.k.a John Green's Will, and I'll use small wg for the 2nd Will a.k.a David Levithan's Will.
So, the book starts with WG. We meet WG, and his best friend (the unforgettable) Tiny Cooper & of course there's Jane. I liked WG right away, he was such a great character, and through the book he carved himself a special place in my heart (both he & Jane actually - they were just so sweet), so, yeah, I really liked Jane as a character, too, and I was hoping for some romance between them, and I was really happy with the way it developed, it was quite sweet, fun & romantic, and they were perfect for each other.
Now, the other Will is actually quite a different character from WG - he's depressed, he has a friend Maura, and an online romance with a guy named Isaac, and he's the only bright light in his life that actually makes him happy & keeps him going. So, they finally decide to meet, and that's when he actually meets WG & Tiny Cooper. 
Ok, I won't go into details because it will spoil the story, because something major that I definitely didn't see coming was revealed, I couldn't believe it how that someone could do that?!? Yeah, I'm still a little bit pissed about it, but that evening is also where some of my fav scenes happened - the ones between WG & Jane were both sad & amazing, and poor wg - I was heartbroken for him, yet really happy in the end, and that was so sweet, too. And something that I saw coming (and I was hoping for) happened :)     
And now a special mention for the man himself - Tiny Copper.  This guy was hilarious, he made me laugh so much. But, he was also a great characters, and a good friend & a real sweetie, and yeah, for a while he became my fav character in the book, although in the end my favs were WG & wg. And his musical, that was lots of fun, too :) 
The ending was good & fun, although I would've loved for some epilogue, but it was fine like this, too. I absolutely loved both writing styles. They were just so amazing, and captured the characters & the story perfectly, and I could only wish that this book would never end. 
Also, I was reading this for a read-along, and I was sticking to the reading schedule, and you have no idea how hard it was to stop reading the book until it was time for the next part, so Will Grayson, Will Grayson is definitely one of those unputdownable books that you'll just breeze through until you finish them. 
So, if you enjoy YA contemporary novels about friendship, love & support, that will both make you laugh-out-loud, yet will bring tears in your eyes, then I can't recommend this novel enough. Now it's definitely one of my favs, and I know that I will read it again & again.  



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