Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
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.
I am pretty delighted to say that this book was one of a few firsts that I have experienced. This book was the first book I’ve read in guys POV’s that have actually been written by male authors. It is also the first book that I have read where a homosexual is one of the main characters. There are firsts for everything, and I do have to say this first was pretty awesome.
The two Will Grayson’s have personalities that jump out of the page and leave huge marks on the reader. Tiny Cooper is by far the most fabulous person in the novel. While reading this, I just imagined going up to this guy and giving him a huge hug. He seems like a giant teddy bear to me. This novel has great male characters, but I know that the females in this book were not my favorite. Jane did make the story enjoyable, though. The characters also develop a lot as the book progresses. People don’t change overnight, but big events usually change a character in some way. And Green and Levithan built that really well.
This book is all about expressing who you truly are and not being ashamed to do so. I love that. There are a lot of people who will always hide in the shadows, afraid of what others may think. But even if people don’t like them, they deserve the credit of being courageous enough to be original. I find this book to pretty inspirational by touching people’s hearts with different takes of finding yourself through life and love.
Another huge plus of this novel is that it is pretty hysterical. Ever had those moments where the words you speak are just witty and random? Or when they don’t make sense at all? Yeah, that’s how funny this book is. There was at least one part in every chapter that caused me to hold back my laughter because it was too late at night to be laughing. John Green and David Levithan really know how to come together and write a novel that blew me away. Go read it!
Rating: 4.5 / 5