Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.
Speak, a Penguin Random House company, New York, 2010.
Realistic YA fiction, 310 pages + extras.
2011 Stonewall Book Award honor, and New York Times bestseller.
AR Level: 5.1 (worth 11.0 points)
NOTE: This book is marked as a Target pick, but I bought it ages ago in a John Green set. It wasn’t an intentional diverse buy.
Will Grayson is struggling with love, life, and friendship, specifically his best friend Tiny Cooper. will grayson is struggling with the will to live, his undying love for his boyfriend isaac, and his sort-of-friendship with maura, who wants to date him.
They don’t go to the same school, or live in the same place, or have very much in common at all, until suddenly their worlds collide.
It’s always hard to buck a trend. I didn’t particularly like this book. First I tried to read it when a friend recommended it, but didn’t get very far. Then I stubbornly purchased a copy and made myself read it while working through all of John Green’s novels. Finally, I reread it for this review. I still don’t like it that much, although there are high points.