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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
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Jun 13, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult, favorites, lol, dark-and-twisty, realistic-fiction, lgbtq
Read from April 11 to 18, 2010

I'm not entirely sure that I'm smart enough to review this book! I'll give it a try though, but all I'll probably say is how much I loved it! This isn't my first foray into John Green, but it is my first David Levithan. I wasn't really sure what to expect from him, but let's just His Will was so complex. He was dark, selfish, angry, but also sweet, smart, and completely sympathetic. I loved watching him grow and change throughout the course of the novel. John Green's Will made me pick up the book and David Levithan's got into my heart.

Alright, now for Tiny Cooper. Has there ever been a character as amazingly fabu as Tiny Cooper?! I really wonder if John Green had a full sized, overly personalitified, hilarious best friend in high school. After reading his books I want a friend like Tiny or Hassan from An Abundance of Katherines. I'm pretty sure anyone who has read this book, or even a few chapters of it, would agree that Tiny is a serious scene stealer. Whenever he was in on the action I was completely focused on him...and loving it!

The story was interesting and by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. It made me laugh out loud, grind my teeth in anger, and cry like a little baby. The setting was perfect for me since I'm from Naperville (like David Levithan's Will) and love going into Chicago for fun things like author signings. The Wills go to classic porn shops and I go to book events...maybe they're a little cooler than I am. My only critique for the book is, Naperville didn't really feel like Naperville and didn't need to be it. If Will hadn't said he lived there I would never have known. Maybe that was good though, it felt like Will could have lived in Anywhere Midwest Suburb, USA. That probably makes him more accessible to readers. Okay, guess I didn't critique at all, but actually just climbed back on board the David Levithan love train!

Will Grayson Will it...yay!

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