by John Green and David Levithan
Remember how Melissa did a whole post dedicated to John Green (which was a good idea because he is amazingly wonderful and one of my absoulute favorite authors)? And also remember Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares (by the way it’s Christmas time so now would be the PERFECT time to read it!)? Well Will Grayson, Will Grayson is written in alternating viewpoints by John Green and David Levithan. I love this concept because the writing styles are so different and it makes the two characters’ voices seem so authentic.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about two boys who are both named Will Grayson. Will Grayson #1 goes through life trying to blend in and stay emotionally unattached. This is somewhat difficult because his best friend, Tiny Cooper, is a huge person with a huge personality who proudly broadcasts his homosexuality. Will Grayson #2 is pretty bitter and depressed and mean. His only friend is Isaac, someone he met through the internet. The two Will Graysons meet on an eventful night in Chicago and form a connection through Tiny that ties their two stories together. Will Grayson, Will Grayson was funny and sad and so good. Both characters are full of emotions and you can really connect to them. Oh, and also Tiny is doing a school prouction of his autobiographical musical, Tiny Dancer. Doesn’t that right there make you want to read this book? It made me laugh so much. I want to see it in real life!
By the way. In case you were curious, John Green writes for the first Will Grayson. I had guessed that but then I looked it up to make sure. Yup. I definitely liked Will Grayson #1 better.