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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
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Dec 30, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-fiction, glbtq, humor, multiple-perspectives, school, teen-angst, lincoln-award-nominee

Written in alternating voices, Will Grayson from Evanston and Will Grayson from Naperville, are somewhat typical teenagers...awash in teen-angst, searching for love, truth, and a solid friendship. When the two Wills meet serendipitiously one cold winter evening in Chicago, their lives sort of get all twisted and tangled up together. As they each go about their own agendas, what it all really comes down to is...friendship. How important is it? Climaxing with a humorous, make-fun-of-yourself kind of musical play written, directed, and sung by the Graysons' huge friend, Tiny Cooper, we are taken to a place where one finds out what is truly important in life...somewhere where most adults never get to, let alone teens.

The voices of these teens are full of not-taking-oneself-too-seriously, humor, and angst. What we as readers come away with is the knowledge that life is all about friends... solid friends... faithful friends...friends that will never let you down friends. Tiny Cooper, although overly overt in his gay lifestyle, is one lovable, likeable, charismatic individual...one who is proud of who he is, what he speaks, and who his friends are. One of the most inventive and best YA books I've read all year...Love it!

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