Saturday, November 6, 2010

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

If your best friend was the very large, very gay Tiny Cooper who talks all the time and is forever falling in love maybe you, like the first Will Grayson, would try your best to stick to two basic rules: don’t care too much and shut up. The other will grayson (lower case intentional) is isolated, angry, hurting, depressed, cynical, and gay. The two Will Graysons live in different suburbs of Chicago and have nothing in common. But fate brings them together one night leading them to rethink their relationships and themselves. And it all culminates in a musical Tiny writes, directs, and stars in called Tiny Dancer.

Told in alternating chapters, from each boy’s perspective, I loved both voices in this book – it manages to be funny, and thoughtful, provocative, intelligent, and heartbreaking all at the same time. It is one of the best books I’ve read this year - a book about friendship, appreciation, and truth. And it taught me about Schrödinger's cat!

1 comment:

Avery said...

For more on the cat, read Going Bovine by Libba Bray... Sort of the same goodness as in WGWG.