Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan 


Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by John Green and David Levithan
Pages: 310
My rating: A-
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 lives 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.
Will Grayson and…you guessed it…Will Grayson are two average teenagers living in Chicago. Both are dealing with their own set of issues and world-ending teenage angst. By chance, they bump into one another in a quite unusual place. After that, their lives are tied together, but they aren’t quite sure how.
My synopsis for this book is greatly lacking. I really wasn’t sure how to summarize it without giving anything away. What I can say: it was hilarious! I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud reading this. I was a bit worried. I had heard so many amazing reviews of this from my online book club friends that I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to the hype. While I may not have enjoyed it quite as much as some of them, I still think it was well worth my time.
It’s written from 2 different points of view, each one of the Will Graysons. The two POVs were so different, but at the same time each very funny in its own way. The characters in this were great. One was even a little outlandish (okay, a LOT outlandish), but somehow it worked. As I was reading, I could feel that these two authors must have had a blast writing this together. The fun that they must have had just emanates from this book. As for the plot, it was fun but meaningful. I had a hard time focusing on it at the beginning. Though, I’m not sure if that was the writing, or just the ADD.
If you’re looking for a fun book that you’ll fly through, this is the one for you. It is a great example of male voice and it’s different from so many of the YA books out there right now. Well done, John and David.