Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by John Green, David Levithan
April 6th 2010
From Goodreads.com: One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.
My Thoughts: I've said it many times, but I will say it again... I LOVE JOHN GREEN! I swear to read anything that he has written, and I am addicted to the Vlog Brothers! As for David Levithan, I realize that he too is an amazing author, but I hate to admit that the only book of his that I had read, before reading "Will Grayson, Will Grayson," was "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" which I loved! And I could definitely feel the similarities between the two books.
The book is set from two different POV's... it was obvious to me that Will #1 was the creation of John Green, (I would recognize his writing style anywhere) while Will #2 was written by David Levithan.
Although I will admit that the story seemed the most entertaining after the two Will Grayson's had run into each other in the most unlikely place for either of them to have been found in... I found the star of the book to be Will #1's best friend Tiny Cooper! The premise of the book made it sound like the two Wills would have a huge impact on each other's lives, but really I believe it was Tiny Cooper who made the differences in both of their lives! In fact, I believe that if Tiny Cooper had not been involved, Will Grayson and Will Grayson would have merely chuckled at the fact they had the same name, but they probably would have then went on their own ways, never talking again, and back to their own pitiful lives if it wasn't for the flamboyant Tiny Cooper.
Both characters showed tremendous growth throughout the book. They both struggled with many issues, trying to figure out who they were, how to deal with the people in their lives, and most importantly, learning how to love others as well as love themselves.