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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
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Sep 06, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, my-top10-books-2010

my name is not will grayson but i sure appreciate tiny dancer errr..

when i picked WGWG up, i didn't know what to expect save for a story about what happens when two will graysons unexpectedly meet but boy, was i in for a a touching and hilarious ride.

what can i say about the will graysons? i loved Will with jane, Will and his locker combination-dedication, Will with his dad, Will and his ten-minute game of truth, ... i just loved Will period. trust john green to give you a character that's so flawed yet so perfect you'd want one for yourself i-r-l. on the other hand, i was a bit put off with will (yes, the second one) with his doom and gloom attitude but as the story progressed, i felt sympathy for his depression and my apprehensions about him were soon overshadowed by my growing love for Will plus tiny in all his fab gay glory.

and what do i think of tiny cooper? tiny cooper is a force to be reckoned with. he's the type of person who's loud, obnoxious and majorly self-absorbed but you can't help being drawn to him because you know that deep down, he's nice person who's also charming and ridiculously funny. i have a couple of gay friends (though not as huge as or as gay as tiny) and i can definitely relate to the over-the-top theatrics and the sometimes urgent need to burst into song (complete with jazz hands). while i had some misgivings about tiny cooper, i fell inlove with "tiny dancer" because it had all the elements of a riotous high school musical - tawdry and irreverent, a bit narcissistic, touching, funny and full of love.

all in all, i thought this book was amazing. i LOVED the relationship between Will and tiny. The two of them together made up for some awkward hilarity. and honestly, there could not have been a greater sign of love and friendship than Will's willingness to pick tiny's nose.

first read on september 8, 2010
reread on february 22, 2011
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Reading Progress

September 6, 2010 – Shelved
September 7, 2010 – Started Reading
September 7, 2010 –
0.0% "Jane: Yeah, well. Some people have lives; some people have music"
September 7, 2010 –
0.0% "i think i can tell who john green's will grayson is."
February 22, 2011 – Finished Reading
May 19, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
November 18, 2011 – Shelved as: my-top10-books-2010

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message 1: by Isamlq (last edited Dec 10, 2010 07:39AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Isamlq this is an excellent review.. you have put into words exactly why i love the book...

Mari thanks! :)

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