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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Andrea F., 16
11/18/2009 11:01:55 AM
John Green and David Levithan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Dutton Books
2010
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
Musicals!
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
No
Rating?
3 Readable
By sheer accident two boys both named Will Grayson meet and their lives become unavoidably tangled. They have almost nothing in common except for their interest in Tiny Cooper, who may not be the gayest man alive, or the biggest, but is certainly the biggest gay man alive. One Will Grayson has been friends with Tiny since elementary school. The other Will Grayson just met Tiny and is starting to pursue a relationship with him. It pretty much goes off from there with many complications, musicals, epiphanies, and general angst. Despite this book having two authors I was hoping that this book would change my mind about collaborations. I am sad to say it didn't. I had high hopes throughout half the book, they started to go downhill, then hit the bottom with a sad thud. The ending was so neat and perfect that it's kind of ruined the rest of the book for me. I am sad, because it was pretty funny for the first half.
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