Will Grayson, Will Grayson

By: John Green and David Levithan


Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan is a book written for youth. The structure of the novel is unusual because every other chapter tells the story of Will Grayson. There are two Will Graysons.

The first chapter is written by John Green and is from the point of view of Will Grayson, a teenage high school student from Naperville, Illinois. Will Grayson, has the same name as the second character will grayson, which is written by David Levithan. To keep the characters separate, the odd numbered chapters are written by John Green in the personality of Will Grayson and the even numbered chapters are written by Levithan in the personality of will grayson. John Green's character, Will Grayson, is always noticed through using capital letters, while David Levithan's will grayson is written in lower case.

The first Will Grayson is a student at Evanston High School. Will loves Chicago, although his hometown, leaves something to be desired.The other will grayson (sometimes referred to as o.w.g.) also lives in the suburbs of Chicago, in a neighborhood similar to Will Grayson's neighborhood.

The stories of the boys are somewhat routine until they happen to meet. In the climax of the story, Will and will both go to the same adult shop in Chicago to meet Isaac, a fake profile on social media that created a love interest that does not exist.

The main differences between the two Will Graysons are that the first Will Grayson is a somewhat confused teen that decides the only way to get through life is to be as isolated as possible so that someone won't get hurt. In fact, Will has two rules for living - 1. Don't care too much and 2. Shut up.

Both Will Graysons struggle with their relationships as well as self-acceptance. The story settles these conflicts when both Will Graysons discover the truth about themselves at the premiere of a musical "Hold me Closer". It is at that point that the Will Graysons realize that their lives will never be the same.