Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan

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Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author: John Green and David Levithan

Release Date: April 6, 2010

Publisher: Speak

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 310

Source: Young Adult Literature Class

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One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high school stage.


4 out of 5 stars

Again with not knowing why I like a book so much, but still loving it! I think it is just John Green’s writing style, because I really enjoyed this book. This is the first thing that I’ve read from David Levithan, and I really enjoy his writing style as well.

There were quite a few moments in this book where I was hoping for things to happen, and being sad when other things happened. I experienced quite a few emotions throughout the course of this book. I loved the aspect of there being two people with very different lives that have the same name and are connected in a really random way. I can honestly say I was not expecting what happened to actually happen.

(will grayson is the emo and somewhat sketchy one.)

(Will Grayson is the one who is best friends with Tiny and Jane.)

Will Grayson and will grayson meet in the unlikely place of a porn store because will was meeting a boy there, and Will was waiting there after getting ditched for a concert. The two are both extremely uncomfortable in this store, and both feel out of place. The cashier says the name Will Grayson, and both of them look (obviously) and become unlikely friends. The story really takes off from here.

Both the Wills have been seen throughout the beginning of the book and their separate stories were told so you knew a little about them, but the whole story just starts making sense and getting put together perfectly when the boys first meet.

The relationships in this book were just so…. real. I felt connected to them in a way that I haven’t felt connected to any characters in quite awhile (other than Lady Midnight because….. duh). will grayson was broken throughout the book, but ended up being less broken in the end. Will Grayson finds a new purpose for life, and it was really nice to see that.

Now. This is definitely not my favorite book that I’ve ever read, but I still really liked it. I highly suggest reading something from John Green. If you haven’t, get out from under that rock that you’re living under, and pick one of his books up!

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