This collaboration between superstar young-adult authors John Green and David Levithan, is the one of the best, gayest, most laugh-out-loud, life-affirming books you'll ever read.
It's tragic, camp, romantic, feel-good, poignant and philosophical, with three very memorable characters-Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Tiny Cooper.
Told in alternating chapters, with Green writing one Will Grayson and Levithan the other, this is the story of two teenagers with only the same name and their friend Tiny Cooper in common, who meet up one night in Chicago and find their lives changed in ways they could never have imagined.
'Green and Levithan craft an intellectually existential, electrically ebullient love story that brilliantly melds the ridiculous with the realistic. In alternating chapters from Will and will, each character comes lovingly to life, especially Tiny Cooper, whose linebacker-sized, heart-on-his-sleeve personality could win over the grouchiest of grouches (viz. will grayson). Their story, along with the rest of the cast's, will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs.' Kirkus Reviews, 2010 Best Books for Teens
In alternating chapters, the authors track two teens, both named Will Grayson, who accidentally meet halfway through the novel, perhaps changing the trajectory of both of their lives. One Will is vintage Green: a smart nerd whose rules to live by include "don't care too much," with a scene-stealing sidekick Tiny Cooper, a large, flamboyantly gay classmate intent on staging an autobiographical musical. The other will (lowercase throughout) is angry and depressed; the one bright spot in his existence is an online friendship with "Isaac." When will agrees to meet Isaac one night in Chicago, readers know nothing good will happen and they will be wrong. A well-orchestrated big reveal takes the story in a new direction, one that gives (lowercase) will greater dimension. The ending is laudable but highly implausible. The journey to it is full of comic bits, mostly provided by the irrepressible Tiny, who needs his own novel. Frank sexual language a shot at a bar "tastes like Satan's fire cock" pushes this one to high school, where its message of embracing love in all its forms ought to find a receptive audience. Ages 14 up.
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A good read, another John Green book to add that I love.
Couldn't put the book down, every spare time I had, I'd read it.
It's different. Having the two author's write for each Will Grayson was genius, you can see the two different characters.
Storyline was just unexpectedly different.
Personally I found this book a delight to read. The plot was wonderful, and some of the characters truly fabulous. It's a very nice light read, and one of the better teen fiction novels I've read.