Two people, same name
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is quite a cool book in a way. It tells the story of two Mr Graysons meeting at one point in their lives through the different lenses. And by different, I mean that one story is told from John Green’s point of view, and the other from David Levithan. It’s quite interesting how the ‘other Will Grayson’ tell his story with a different grammar rule set. I quite like that authors can break the rules of the English language.
As I said above, I really like how there were two different lenses on their lives and how they intersect. As characters, Will Grayson and Will Grayson are pretty cool guys. *Spoiler alert* One is into guys and the other is into girls. *Not so spoiler alert* They’re both awkward teenagers with awkward teenage friends and lives. I really liked that they don’t pretend to be someone other than themselves. I like that its sort of a snapshot of their lives.
I’m not sure if I am a fan of Tiny. He’s another character (now the best friend to the original Will Grayson) in the story. To be honest, I’m not so sure if he’s a believable character. Maybe I’m wrong, and there are people like Tiny in this world, but I haven’t met them (by that I mean loud, controlling, and pretty much owns his life)! He’s a big part of the story and so much hangs on what he does/says and I’m not sure if such a person can hold so much weight at a school. To me, school is where people find themselves and be awkward. Tiny’s not awkward.
Now, I gave this book four stars because it is my genre. I think I’ll always enjoy Young Adult more than any genre. I’m sort of like a big teenager. This book was good. John Green is one of my favourite storytellers at the moment. However, I don’t know if it’s his strongest book. I don’t know if it’s all believable. But, I did enjoy reading about Mr and Mr Grayson and I’m pretty sure most people will too.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Penguin Books Ltd
May 10th 2012
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high-school stage.