will grayson, will grayson
by John Green
Book Review by Lucas Miller
Have you ever met someone with the same name as you? Well, in a weird twist of fate, Will Grayson meets Will Grayson.
On one fateful day Will Grayson and Will Grayson meet in the most unlikely of circumstances. The main characters of the story are Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Tiny Cooper, and Jane Turner. Throughout the book I felt like the characters stayed credible and true to themselves, while growing in the process. John Green is an award winning author that has a "nack" for telling stories about love and anguish. The first Will Grayson and Jane end up falling for each other, while the other Will Grayson falls for Tiny, but ends up falling out of love with him.
Throughout the story the First will Grayson and Tiny cooper butt heads with each other, but end up becoming closer in the end. They both realize that even though they both have flaws they really mean something to each other. Somewhere along the way Will Grayson began to have feelings for Jane, even though she is taken. They both decide to metaphorically "open the box" and date each other. The other Will Grayson could be described as a loner, he likes to keep to himself. He doesn't really talk to anyone except for Isaac. Isaac is the only person he finds bearable, and he and Isaac are dating. Isaac gives meaning to Will's life, but there's just one thing, they haven't met before. Their whole relationship started and flourished on the internet, and they are dying to meet each other. When they end up meeting he find's out Isaac was never real, and it was his "friend" Maura the whole time. Through this heartbreak he meets Will Grayson, and his newfound love interest, Tiny Cooper.
I feel like I can relate to Tiny. All throughout the book all he wanted to do is to make people happy, and do things for them. He does this all the time for people, and feels like no one ever appreciates what he does. I can also relate to him, because he must feel like he's somewhat of an outsider, because he is different. He also does what I try to do every day, he embraces himself fully and loves himself for who he is. Overall I think this book was very good, but not my favorite book in the world. I feel like they could have more character development for Jane, and I would've liked to have Gideon, the other Will's friend, more involved throughout the book.
I would definitely recommend this book to someone else. I would recommend this book to someone in high school, someone who likes stories about identity, and small hints of romance. I think that these books would peak their interest, because the book is set in high school, it is brimming with relationships, and some of the characters find their true identity through the course of the book.
In the book the Other Will Grayson struggles with depression a lot. His emotions affect the way he interacts with other people, and the few relationships he has.
A big part of the book dealt with the production of Tiny Cooper's original musical, "Tiny Dancer". This musical is important to Tiny, because it's his greatest gift to the world.
She's all that Will Grayson wants, the only girl he's really ever had feelings for. She's smart and has good music taste, and Will falls head over heels for that.