Sunday, February 27, 2011

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - Review

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by John Green and David Levithan
Rating: 5/5

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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.

This book is fricking awesome. It's really hard for me to hold back and not write "OMG, lovelovelove !!!11!!!!11!, <333 YOU HAVE TO READ! best book evaaaaaah!11!!! <3333" over and over again. But I'll try to write a review that makes sense. Not that you don't get the message from my crazy rambling, but I want to do this properly. 

The story is told in double narratives by two Will Graysons (John Green writes the straight Will Grayson's, properly written, odd numbered chapters. David Levithan writes the gay Will Grayson's, without any capital letters, even numbered chapters.) with very different lives. The straight Will Grayson tries to live his life without drawing any attention to him. He's friends with Tiny Cooper, who's not the world's largest person nor the world's gayest person, but "the world's largest person who is really, really gay" and "the world's gayest person who is really, really large". And he does not want to live his life without being unnoticed. In fact, he's putting up an big autobiographical high school musical. The other Will Grayson lives together with his single mom and has only one good thing in his life, the online friendship with the stranger Isaac. 

One night the two Will Graysons meet in a porn shop, a place where no one of them thought they would ever find themselves being. And after that meeting, their life takes unexpected turns.

One thing that not many books make me do is laugh. Like really laugh out loud. But this book, oh God. Reading on my lessons was really hard since I could any minute possible burst out in a non controllable laugh and get caught for reading. And on the metro on my way home people stared at me like I was some kind of psyco. This book is hilarious.

 I read this 300 paged book in one (school!) day, which is really unusual. But I just couldn't stop reading. It's an amazingly hilarious book about finding yourself and accepting what you find. I highly recommend this for everyone, girls, boys, teens, adults. Just read it, please. 

If you're confused by these five little letters that make an awesome combination, you should watch John and his brother Hank's youtube videos. Or go to this link. And now while we're here in this non official review spot, I would just want to remind you that when you read this book, don't skip the acknowledgments in the end. Just as the rest of the book, they're awesome.


  1. Oh, fabulous review! I truly loved this book, and I was SO surprised because I really wasn't expecting anything! How great was Tiny, though?!

    I'm a new follower of your blog - it's so cute!