Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John GreenWill 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.
Its 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 historys most awesome high school musical.
Book Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
David Levithan. The book's narrative is divided evenly between two boys named Will Grayson, with Green having written all of the chapters for one, and Levithan having written the chapters for the other which is presented in an alternating chapter fashion. The novel debuted on the New York Times children's best-seller list after its release and remained there for three weeks.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan - review
The book's narrative is divided evenly between two boys named Will Grayson, with Green having written all of the chapters for one and Levithan having written the chapters for the other, presented in an alternating chapter fashion. One boy is referred to with a capitalized letter at the start of his name, while the other is referred to in all lower case letters. It was the first LGBT -themed young adult novel to make it to that list. In designing the plot for the book, the two authors decided to split it evenly in half. John Green wrote all the odd-numbered chapters capitalized Will Grayson while David Levithan wrote all the even-numbered chapters lower case will grayson. This also held true for the main characters' names, with Levithan choosing the given name and Green the surname.
First, as with so many books about teenagers, the teenagers really don't act much like teenagers. It seems most adult authors have forgotten what it was like to be a teenager. I never found myself relating or caring for any of the characters. There are some funny moments that brought a smile to my face. The ending I thought was a bit too contrived and unrealistic.
Okay, we're guessing you haven't heard this one, but trust us when we say you really want to. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is the story of two seventeen-year-old boys who live in the suburbs of Chicago and also happen to have the same name. No biggie, right? But then they both wind up walking into the same porn shop on one cold Chicago night. And how they get there is a pretty crazy story, too. But you'll have to read that part on your own. Not too shabby.