Author: John Green & David Levithan
Pages: 310 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release Date: April 6,2010
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.
I'm a brand new John Green fan. His writing style is so easy and fun, and combined with David Levithan (this is my first time reading him) we get something awesome! Will Grayson, Will Grayson flips back and forth between the point of view of two Will Graysons. I was worried that it would be confusing, but their chapters are written in completely different styles. And, most importantly, the Will Graysons are totally unique from each other, and have their own interesting group of friends and side characters.
The characters are amazing! They felt real, and were all loveable or love-to-hateable! None of them are perfect. They all have their annoying moments, or times when they're being kind of meand and unlikeable, but I still cared about what happened to them. I absolutely loved Tiny! He's just so happy about life and himself, and was a lot of fun. Maura...well there's no nice way to put this, so I'll just say it: she's such a bitch! I didn't like her from the beginning, but when we find out she did, wow. Awful. Of course the Will Graysons are great too, each with their own outlook on life and romantic problems.
The story was a lot of fun, too. Will Grayson and Will Grayson are trying to nagivate these things called love and life, when fate shoves them together in the most unlikely of places. I wanted to slap first Will Grayson for being a dumbass, and give second Will Grayson a big hug! Then there's Tiny's musical, which was absolutely fabulous and seemlessly connected the two Will Graysons. I wish there would have been more at the end, maybe an epilogue. But the ending as it is made me smile so hard it hurt! It's super sappy, cliche, and wonderful! I definitely recommend this one!