Sunday, 9 May 2010

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan


Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green and David Levithan

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.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

I had very high expectations for this book. I LOVED with a passion David's Love is the Higher Law. John is just brilliant and hilarious and awesometastic.

Sadly, I was a bit let down.

I'd expected a lot of humor in this book and while the first half definitely delivered, the second half wasn't nearly as entertaining. It was very complex and dramatic and when I think John Green, that's not what I'm looking for.

Then, while David's parts were good, there was a lot less humor, even in the first half. To be honest, David's part also annoyed me. While it was in character for his Will Grayson, it followed no proper grammar and I felt like I was reading a 10 year old's myspace at times. On top of this, he seemed like a typical "emo" teenager a bit too often for my taste.

Will Grayson was a very good book and an awesome story about growing up, but it didn't live up to what I had hoped for it.

--Julie

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