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  • Published: New York : Dutton, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 310 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 930

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  • 9780525421580
  • 0525421580

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

by Green, John, 1977-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

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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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best things about this book

1: There are NO animal-morphing, super-powered teenagers. That go to a "special" Academy.
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.

Two authors, one great book

One Will Grayson, begrudgingly defined by his best friend, lives by two rules: don't care too much and shut up. The other Will Grayson, clinically depressed, lives for his internet boyfriend. Chance and humiliation unite the pair of Will Graysons in a porn store one desperate Chicago night. Two-rule Will's best friend, Tiny Cooper, falls quickly for the other Will Grayson - (or will, as his chapters never use capital letters, a visual extension of the apathy his depression causes). Flamboyantly huge, and hugely gay, Tiny has constantly been in the throes of love and heartbreak, and he's writing a play about it. As will and Tiny grow closer, Will and Tiny grow apart. Bringing together two fantastic authors, each writer giving one Will Grayson a voice, this story about different kinds of love - friendship, romantic, reluctant and unhealthy -sails along with crisp, funny text and an ending that's theatrical in more ways than one.

good teen book

John Green and David Levithan have done it again! This is a unique book. A wonderful book! Just great.

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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