Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Published by Dutton Juvenile
Published April 6, 2010
Rating: 5/5   Cover: 3.5/5
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

I laughed my way from act one to curtain call on this book. John Green and David Levithan brings together some of the best writing you can find in the modern age with humor, wit, and and overall love. The intermingling stories of both Will Graysons, where seemingly impossible, worked together well.

Two Will Graysons, two authors, two writing styles. I love both John and David's writing, but I wasn't as much a fan of David's choice of going all "e.e. cummings" on us. I don't know if that was by personal choice or the publisher wanted to do that to give more contrast between characters, but I didn't think it was needed. Other than that, I loved it.

This book was my first read in with any character was gay, main or supporting. But this had both. If every book were like this one, I would read them all. This was also only my second JG book (first was Looking for Alaska) and my second DL (first was Dash & Lily's book of Dares with Rachel Cohn, which I guess still counts...). I'm hoping to read Paper Towns soon, but I have to finish a couple other books first. I can't wait to pick up their other works.

As the back cover was getting closer, I contemplated starting from the beginning again because I couldn't entertain the thought of putting it down just yet. As I read the final chapter, I kept getting chills. This is one seriously moving story!


  1. I love Will Grayson Will Grayson. One of my favourite books ever. Great review; glad you enjoyed it too!

  2. YES! I loved this one, too. So, so good. If you ever want to read another great book by Levithan, which also has gay main/supporting characters, try Boy Meets Boy. It was great.

  3. :O :O
    I want to read this now. Sounds awesome!

  4. I quite liked WG,WG - but I actually think it's one of Levithan's weakest books. Boy Meets Boy is great, but his book of short stories How They Met is fantastic.