Thursday, October 4, 2012

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Not only do I want to hang out with John Green, I also want to hang out with a lot of his characters. Case in point? Tiny Cooper. I was laughing out loud 3 paragraphs into the book and it was largely in part to Tiny Cooper's larger than life (ha, literally, ha) persona.

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.

Synopsis, Sir!

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!


  1. I'm so glad you reviewed this because I got to see John Green AND David Levithan speak at the DC National Bookfest. I heard so many fans comment on this book and David said some wonderful things about working with John on it. They were both so charismatic and passionate about writing that it made me want to go out and devour everything they've ever written. Your review has just solidified this book as being Book #1 written by them. So yeah... thanks! :)

    1. It was sooooooooooooooooooo good. Slash, I'm a little sad Tiny Cooper isn't a real person because I know we would be great friends!

  2. YES! I love this one. I totally want to reread it now... If I could only read John Green books for the rest of my life, well, that wouldn't be so bad. And I officially have all of my John Green books signed! :)

  3. Cool to have all the signed books! I really liked thus book too, although I spent the first half very worried about the Other Will Grayson!


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