I just recently spent an entire review gushing over how much I want to be John Green's friend, and I have to tell you that it's not going to stop in this review.
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. Told in alternating voices from two YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.
This is just yet another example of YAF done so right - giving characters depth and heart without cheapening their struggles or feelings because of their age. This book was open and honest and sad and hilarious, I could not put it down.
John Green, call me!!!
- Originality: 10 - loved it and have never read a book like it! The combination of two distinct, but harmonious voices was thrilling and enthralling. My whiskey sour is being poured out for this book!
- Absurdity: 7 - Only because I will never meet another person with my name in an adult bookstore in Chicago (oh, man!), I give this a seven.
- Level of Romance: 6 - Not super romantic, but super awesome nonetheless!
- Level of Harry Potter-ness: Have we met? I'm going to rank this an even Majillion. If I compose one sentence in my life as well as either of these authors, I'm going to drop the proverbial mic right then and there!