- Published: New York : Dutton, 2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 310 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 930
- Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
- Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
- Homosexuality -- Fiction.
- Overweight persons -- Fiction.
- Theater -- Fiction.
- Names, Personal -- Fiction.
- Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
- Illinois -- Fiction.
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson
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Call number: Teen Fiction
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
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2: There are NO dead siblings/parents to mourn over. That were accidentally killed by the main character.
3: There are NO stupid/bad parents. Or parents discovered to have been NOT the parents.
4: There ARE lots of real feelings and a proportionate amount of difficulties understanding them. By the characters.
5: There IS fantastic dialog - the script device works.
6: There IS abundant great humor and also very real pain.
7: There is FABULOUS hopefulness and love. And a really great musical that should be produced.
8: This book can and should be enjoyed by so-called adults. Like me.
We have two characters with the same name, each writing every other chapter. (One voice written by Levitan, the other by Green.) Eventually the two characters and the narrative collides, and their lives are forever changed.
The characters are believable and heartfelt. And Tiny Cooper? He's one of my favorite book characters of all time. You have to read to find out who he is and why! Let's just say: larger than life in all respects + musical theater = super fun.
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