Sunday, 13 May 2012

Book Review! Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Book: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Authors: John Green, David Levithan
Publisher: Penguin (Speak)
Pages: 310 pages
Format: Trade Paperback

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all soaking up the sun, reading a great book. This weekend, I sat down and read Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green. This was actually the first book of John Green's that I haven't read and the second book of David Levithans. I read The Realm of Possibility but i wasn't thrilled by it. But I was totally blown away by this book.

Goodreads Summary

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.

First lets talk about Will Grayson. The straight, non-depressed Will Grayson. He was great. He was a very John Green character, being smart and witty and thats something that I like about his writing. He can create characters that are all smart and witty, but yet they are so distinct. I also loved that he really was a teenager in the 'Shut up and look down' kind of way. Most of us are just trying to get through highschool without having a character in a flamboyantly gay musical that is based after you.

Now onto my favorite Will; the gay, depressed one. He was easy to side with, and im not sure if it was the character or David Levithan. I was able to be inside the mind of an angry, manic depressive teenager. He was real. He was honest. And i'm not sure if i have ever read a book where you get a really honest depressed character who isn't just wallowing in self pity because they feel bad for themselves. I also liked how Will was gay. And it wasn't questioned, and it didnt change who he was. He was just gay. Its kind of refreshing to see something like this.

The plot was fun and easy to read and the story was well written. I devowered this in a day, and I will never look at locker combinations the same ever again. I will also try to venture into more porn stores to possibly meet another Indigo Wayworth. (I'm joking on that last one.)

Definatly a 5/5 stars book. Loved it from beginning to end.

See you all soon! 

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