Friday, March 16, 2012

Blog 41 - Will Grayson, Will Grayson


Author: John Green & David Levithan
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
ISBN-13: 9780142418475

About the Book

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. Told in alternating voices from two YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.

My Review

I really enjoyed the cover; it really set the tone for the story. With this being my first John Green and David Levithan book, I didn’t know what to expect. I was a little confused in the chapters not noticing at first that they were different. The alternating chapters also alternated with capital letters or no capital letters at the beginning of the sentences throughout the chapters. Once I realized that was the style to determine which Will Grayson we were learning more about, then I was okay with it. I should probably mentions that it only took me about 5-6 chapters to figure it out. I really enjoyed the story to the end. I had a half of the ending right. I felt like I knew that the Will Grayson dating Tiny was going to show up to the play, but I had no idea what he was up to when he and Gideon were planning something. I really liked how the authors wrote about a subject matter that goes on with most teens, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, and they created a story where you get to see what the characters do and how they deal with their choices. I really enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to reading more books by each of these authors. I highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn’t read it, but like either of these authors.

That's all for now. Until next time, Happy Reading!