Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author: John Green & David Levithan
Publication Date: April 2010
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction w/GLBT themes
Copy provided by: Myself, purchased
Summary (via Goodreads):

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 them legions of faithful fans.

Why I read this: Two great authors must equal one great book. :)

Plot: I don't read a lot of books with a GLBT theme, but this one caught my attention. I love the dual characters - both with the same name - and how they end up connecting at a porn shop. Both have some issues - one being moody and looking for love online - and the other caring too much how everyone views him. Definitely a book that is filled with realistic teen drama and hilarious to boot.

Characters: I loved the diversity between the two Wills and Tiny really cracked me up. Definitely a set of character I won't be able to forget.

Relatability: I think everyone has had a friend like one of the characters in these books - so it's easy to relate to.

Cover Commentary: Love it! Makes me think of city-living. :)

Rating: 5/5 Roses

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  1. I want to read this one!! I'm really glad to hear that you liked it! I've been looking forward to it for a while now!

  2. I have had this on my shelf too long! I need to read it! Great review.

  3. I've had my eye on this one, so may have to finally commit and pick up a copy. Thanks!


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