Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)
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 sa ...more
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Will Grayson x2 (I'm not gonna write it twice every time, just work with me) is about two kids named...you know... and although they have never met, their paths cross and ultimately have their lives changed. The book alternates each charac ...more
Two teenagers, both named Will Grayson, coincidentally meet at a much unexpected place.
And their life will never be the same again.
One is shy and doesn’t want to be in a relationship. The other has depression and seeks love…in Isaac. But, is finding love on the internet the right thing? Could it be that Isaac may not be who he claims to be?
It was an emotional but also full of life read. Containing the kind of atmosphere that can make you smile but also cry at the very same moment.
I have no idea what other book I could compare with Will Grayson, Will Grayson. For some reason, I got a very strong sci-fi vibe from the synopsis of this book. The cover itself just screams alternate universes. But nothing like that was involved. It was just two guys in the same ol' regular universe who meet under unusual circumstances. No speculative elements involved. But I still loved it!! Imagine that.
Content warning for this book: Strong (yet hilarious) language including sexual references ...more
I am glad David Levithan joined John Green to create this story, because clearly Green is unable to write any other characters different from what he had already offered in Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines. His Will Grayson is the same old nerdy, too eloquent boy who is into a smart, attractive, and slightly pretentious girl. Green simply cannot move on to any other ensemble.
Levithan's Will Grayson, on the other hand, is a breath of fresh air with a whiff ...more
This book is one that I'm having a hard time rating. It's nothing to do with the fact that the book is written by two authors and I would split up the writing or anything like that. I found that their writing blended well together, and although I found one Will more fun to read about than another I don't think it had to do with the writing really. I've read many other reviews where people liked the other Will more so that doesn't really matter. It's just that although this book has the usual hum ...more
Sixteen year olds may enjoy this book - but I think the deeper insights might be more appreciated when older. There are already 15, 300 reviews ....
I read two: ( 2 years ago), by Larry Hoffer, and Glenn Sumi. Larry's review was contagious and Glenn's thought provoking.
With the recent floods in San Jose-an ongoing reminder for Paul and I - as ...more
Alternate title for Will Grayson, Will Grayson: Disappointment, Disappointment.
I thought we had a thing going. You write incredible heart-wrenching books, and I cry about them and recommend them to everyone in existence. So what the hell happened with this?
I said in my review of Eleanor & Park that never have I ever been so glad to check a book out from the library. You can just go ahead and scratch that now. I'm happier that I got this from the library.
In the first ...more
the feeling you get when you realize you've just wasted time and energy you could've spent reading one of infinitely many worthwhile books on something that has left you no richer for the wear is absolutely crushing. i read it over two days, first in the evening before picking it up again in the morning. when i fisnished, i threw it across the room and went back to sleep.
Okay, how do I explain this book without mucking it up? Here is my attempt: Truly a honest and thought-provoking portrayal of two very confused and angsty teenage boys, both named Will Grayson who are just trying to figure out who they are and ...more
I really liked the idea of this book, having two authors create a character each and alternate their points of view throughout the novel. For me it was an entirely different kind of experience and the two authors have such unique styles that I would say it is definitely something everyone should read. It's a story about two teenage boys, both of which are called Will Grayson. They could hardly be more different, there lives have almost nothing in common... until one night when circumstances lea ...more
Mostly Tiny Cooper, though. He's the comma between the dumbass Graysons, y'see.
Extravagantly emotional even in its hipster self-possession, this thing runs deep and wide, and I don't think you have to stagger up and out from the last line on the last page in the last minute of the last hour before dawn, sobbing in snot-nosed catharsis and joy and hope, to receive the ...more
❝Some people have lives; some people have music.❞
DNF at 14%
1. I just chose that quote because it's the most popular one according to Goodreads
2. I don't feel ashamed leaving a John Green novel as a did not finish book.
I really can't remember how many times the word "gay" was mentioned in the first pages. Were there any other words John could've used? Yes, they're called synonyms and he's a writer and author of other novels, he would know. The only word used to describe Will could've been ...more
Algo que quiero resaltar en este libro es la temática gay, amo q ...more
Took me awhile to think about what I wanted to write -- but at the same time, everybody else on friends list have done a GREAT job with their own review. So I don't know if I can add more and I'm not sure that I CAN do a better job. All I can say is ...
+ Emotions. This book made me feel A LOT OF EMOTIONS. I was happy, I was entertained, I was pissed-off mad and was ready for MURDERING ONE FICTIONAL CHARACTER(!!!!), I was touched, I was sad (*sniff*), and in the end, I was ...more
I think this book is SO not for me.
First off, I'm not quite sure why it's called Will Grayson, Will Grayson because, clearly again, this book is not about either Wills. It's about Tiny Cooper, a humongous, self-centered, selfish, loud and super clichéd gay guy. This guy is so self-centered that the plo ...more
Basically, 300+ pages of a cutzy gay musical.
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.
I'm not sure about other high schools but I know the one I recently graduated from wou
I’ll never review this book as well as it could be, but read the sample and if it doesn’t immediately draw you in, you might never ever relate to it. If you do enjoy it, it only gets better and ...more
Two teenagers named Will Grayson live in different Chicago suburbs. They don’t know each other. One Will is straight, is being raised by two concerned, professional parents and doesn’ ...more
By two authors writing alternate chapters, this is more than a generically bad book. Every second chapter is written entirely in lower case, and that character is so possessed by his self-loathing and misanthropy that there is nothing to recom ...more
John Green and David Levithan team up to write this colorful, energetic wonder of a tale chock full of love and music. A story of when one Will Grayson met another will grayson and how they impacted each other’s lives and the ones around them.
I might as well cop to it now—I am a Levithan girl. I adore the man. He has word skills, people! His words, charac ...more
Govori se ovde o vezama, o prihvaćanju sebe, o nalaženju svoga mesta pod suncem, o usponima, o padovima, o jednom mjuziklu... ali pre svega o drugarstvu. Onom najiskrenijem, koje počne još u osnovnoj/srednjoj školi i znaš da će trajati i trajati...
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Then, I find myself in Barnes and Noble picking up a couple new books. I go to check out at the register, and I see Will Grayson, Will Grayson sitting behind the counter, catching my eye with its pretty, shiny cover and looking sadly ...more
I loved listening to "Will Grayson, Will Grayson". The narrators were perfection, managing to sound kind of age appropriate and also doing the inflections, the feels, to a "T". A fabulous listen, audio lovers. A must buy.
In terms of the story, I started off liking John Green's Will Grayson more. I haven't read any John Green before, so I found his MC to be really enjoyable. You know, the kind of nerdy, quiet, emo guy that I have a huge soft spot for. But I loved how John Gree ...more
John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New ...more