Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Spotlight Review - Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by John Green and David Levithan

Review by Mrs. DeRaps @ DeRaps Reads

"What's better than reading a book by one of your favorite authors? How's about reading a book by two of your favorites? I couldn't believe it when I heard that David Levithan and John Green had teamed up to write a book. How incredible, I thought. This is going to be genius.

And then I panicked that the book would not live up to my expectations. I had visions of disappointment. I stalled in buying Will Grayson, Will Grayson, lest I have to write a bad review connected with my favorite YA author, John Green. Finally, I decided to just go ahead and read the darn book. And now I can't stop thinking about it.

I don't really know why I was worried, because it's not like two amazing authors are going to not going to be able to write and revise and produce something incredible. I mean, talk about peer editing!

Okay, on to the review.

Meet Will Grayson. He's a little overshadowed by the leading man in his life, his larger-than-life best friend Tiny. Will is really straight and thinking about maybe being attracted to a girl that he's been hanging out with, but he's not outgoing like Tiny and is unsure of his emotions. Will is tired of playing Tiny's sidekick but doesn't know how to become the lead in his own life.


Meet the other Will Grayson. He is living a lie. His best friend is not really his friend at all. When he meets a boy who finally seems to understand him (and who sounds super cute), he can think of no one and nothing else. Internet chat rooms and IMs and emails are not enough anymore. He wants to meet Isaac, wants to fall further in love and be loved.


The Will Graysons collide. Not really meet, but have a collision of sorts. And once they do, their worlds will change forever.

This is an excellent read.


  1. Oh awesome, I've wanted to read this one for a while now and your review's made me even more excited!x

  2. Funny, I've been putting this one off, too, which is crazy. So thanks for posting your review! It was the slap upside the head I needed to finally decide to read this how-can-it-not-be-awesome book. :)

    Would love to win it, for sure!

    sharigreen.ya (AT)

  3. Oh, man. You're killing me! LOL I solemnly swore not to buy anymore books except the upcoming Riordan book The Lost Hero. I have heard so much buzz about this book, though, and I love both the authors. I had it on my wishlist until about 5 minutes ago, when I read your synopsis/review and hit the "buy now" button. Thanks a lot. >.< haha

  4. I don't quite read books with male protagonists that much.... But this sounds like a lovely read! :)


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