Sunday, April 19, 2015

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

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Humor, YA Fiction, LGBT
Score: 3 1/2 stars
Page Count: 310
Stand Alone novel
Publisher: Dutton Books
Published: April 6, 2010
Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and Iives intertwine.
It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old - including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire - Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most awesome high school musical.
1. I bought this book awhile ago and I was super excited when I finally found time to pick this book up! I'm a huge John Green fan and a growing David Levithan fan. I enjoyed this book for a few reasons so let's get on with the review!
2. I really loved the writing style of both authors. I'm a fan of John Green's writing because it's very witty and sarcastic and a lot of fun to read. It's very lighthearted when the story isn't all that happy. I got just that while reading this book and I was really happy about that. I also enjoyed David Levithan's writing for two reasons. I thought his writing was also a lot like John Green's writing because it was witty and sarcastic and had so many laugh out loud moments. I liked Levithan's writing also because he wrote with no caps in his sentences. I thought it was interesting to see that and an interesting way to represent the fact that his Will Grayson was suffering from a form of depression.  
3. I also really liked the characters, especially the fabulous Tiny Cooper. I thought that both Will Graysons' had very interesting lives and I thought it was really cool to see just how different they were from each other. I would've liked to see a little more character development in the Will Grayons' but what I got was still satisfying enough for me to get an idea of the type of person they are. One Will Grayson was just a teenage boy trying to figure out just where he stands with his friend Tiny and how he really feels about this girl he knows. The other Will Grayson is a teenage boy just trying to live and move on with his life while keeping to himself. I also thought the development for Tiny Cooper was so well done! I loved his character so much and it was awesome to see him grow and be involved in both stories. He was very lively and so funny and very fabulous as it was put.
4. Lastly, I thought it was great to see non-traditional elements in this book. I liked that the book talked about depression, musicals, and sexuality. This is an LGBT contemporary novel and I thought it was a fun and enjoyable read and I liked that it was different from most YA fiction literature. I definitely recommend this book for those who are fans of these two authors or for those who are looking for an inspiring book such as this one.
The reason why I didn't give this book a five-star rating was because I wanted to see more character development in the story. I also would've loved to see more a defined plot for this book. I felt there didn't really seem to be one aside from the high school musical Tiny Cooper planned.
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