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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
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Jul 25, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: ya-like, wishlist, multiple-perspectives
Read from August 17, 2010 to May 31, 2011

I think I love John Green and David Levithan. They both do this amazing thing where they capture what it's like to be young in a way that is honest but also fantastical and optimistic and clever and kind of dorky and/or (particularly in Levithan's case) gay. It's fabulous.

More specifically about the book: I was a big fan of the way Tiny rounded out as a character (puns!). And the way that averse-to-capital-letters Will Grayson developed depth and became possible to empathize with. (While the other Will Grayson gradually revealed his maladjustedness in a little inversion of likeability...annnd I should stop talking about what I liked about this because so much of it involves the way it ends and the warm-and-fuzzies it left me with. Let's just say that these are a couple of excellent and clever and insightful gentlemen who have combined their talents to do yet another service to the world of young adult literature? Or something less fangirly? These dudes write like dudes I like *about* dudes I'd like (some of whom like dudes) and kind of make me wish the dudes they write about were, like, real dudes? Dude.)

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Shannon I wish they were real dudes too. Though it was impossible for me not to picture Tiny as Cam from Modern Family...

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