Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Dutton, 2010
Rating: 4.0 – Due to the lack of multiple female protagonists, although the one character there is can probably hold her own.
Audience: High school students everywhere
Aside from being a fabulous and entertaining story, with all the good pieces mixed together really well, this book for high school students is loaded with sincerity and honesty. The two authors John Green and David Levithan are old hats at writing remarkably familiar stories that strike close to home. So it’s no surprise that this is the kind of story that makes you tear up a little. Even though it doesn’t mention you specifically, if readers will just read between the lines a little, stop to smell the flowers (a.k.a. words), they’ll find it does.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is not only a tale of two Will Graysons, the enormous Tiny Cooper, all their friends, and one amazing high school musical; it’s an account of various teenage lives. All of these seem so close to the truth at least one part out of everything will most likely apply to you. This book is about a lot of things – friendship, the breaking of friendships, boyfriends and girlfriends, and all that mixed up stuff that teenage life is filled with. This book is about a lot of things, but it’s safe to say the most important thing, or lesson, is to take chances, and believe that the world is not, if truth be told, out to get you. That is something we can all do and try to believe – be you one who believes this book will have no affect on you or one who hopes it will, Will Grayson, Will Grayson has a message for everyone.
Teen Reviewer: Emma, 14