Will Grayson Will Grayson

By: John Green & David Levithan

Behind The Book

Author: John Green & David Levithan

Published: April 2010 by Dutton Books

ISBN: 9780142418475

Genre: Realistic Fiction


A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

A Booklist Editor’s Choice Pick
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection
Borders Original Voices Selection

Will Grayson Meet Will Grayson

One normal day in Chicago two teens both with the name of WIll Grayson cross paths strangely in a porn shop. One Will Grayson who is very proper and loves his best friend Tiny (who is quite the character), is straight. Whereas the second Will Grayson who does not have many friends, and is somewhat depressed, is gay. Coming from opposite worlds , a different lifestyle and totally different perspectives who would've known there would be such a connection, strange but still connected, but hey most say opposites attracked.
I personally am in love with this book. Some people may not choose to read it because its in LGBT category but thats not fair at all. The book doesnt focus that much on being gay or lesbian at all its just a characteristic of one of the characters. This book is about friendship and accepting other regardless of who they are and if they or you are different. I think mostly teenagers would enjoy this book because its easier to relate to because adults dont know really ow this generation works and how rude the kids nowadays are.. This is an amazing book im so glad i've gotten to read it.


Professional Reviews

"What's in a name? A pretty fantastic book idea, for starters. At heart, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about a couple of kids figuring out how to be themselves. Two of those kids happen to have the same name, and not much in common outside of that, but their serendipitous friendship sets the stage for a much larger, braver, and more candid story than the simplicity of the plot might suggest. The relevance for teens here is clear--high school is the only time in your life when you have the undivided opportunity to obsess over your every move, sentence, and outfit change--but the part about understanding who you are doesn't stop when you graduate. That's what makes Will Grayson, Will Grayson as interesting a pick for adults as it is for teens: the questions don't get simpler, but looking at them through the eyes of a 16-year-old brings a welcome sense of honesty and humor to this thing called life. No one's ever too old to enjoy that." --Anne Bartholomew

'Funny, rude and original' - New York Times Book Review 'Will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs' - Kirkus Reviews 'This novel has serious buzz' - EntertainmentWeekly.com

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