Thursday, 20 September 2012

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Leviathan and John Green


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

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a funny, heart warming, outrageous and brilliantly funny read which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I don't think I can honestly do justice to this book so this review is going to be short.

For me this book was all about friendship and accepting who you are and being the person you want and need to be and you see this so much in the relationships between the main characters.

The best thing about this book was Tiny Cooper and the different relationships he has with both Will Graysons. I loved that this huge larger than life character that steals every scene is Tiny an out and proud gay teenager who writes and stars in musicals. I loved seeing him through both Will Graysons eyes and seeing the different layers to this over confident characters once you got to know him a bit more.

The ending of this book was amazing and absolutely perfect for this book. A book I'd definitely recommend. 

8 comments:

Amy said...

I adored this book! Tiny Cooper was definitely a highlight throughout the book. But all up it was such an enjoyable read, ups and downs and round and rounds. I highly recommend any and all of John Greens books to anyone who will listen :D Great review!

- Amy
Following the Reader

Clover said...

LOVE this book. Especially Tiny Cooper, who is an amazing character.

Jen (Makeshift Bookmark) said...

I have yet to read this title, but I've had it for years. I've heard so much awesomeness about Tiny Cooper. I think I need to meet him soon :) Great review!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I loved Tiny, he's amazing. I did end up much preferring John Green's chapters to David Levithan's though - Levithan's lack of capital letters annoyed me no end.

Papercuts and Bookmarks said...

I love this book! I agree with you in that I loved seeing Tiny Cooper from both perspectives. Great review!

-Elsie

Kelsey@TheLostBookReports said...

love love love this book!

Carrie-Anne said...

This is the required book in the GLBT category for the YA Lit class I'm taking this semester. I just wish it weren't in first-person present tense, since that combo is so overdone now that I've started to categorically avoid it.

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Nice review! I haven't read it yet but I do intend to in the future. Just too many books to read!