Saturday, June 12, 2010

Book Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

What's better than reading a book by one of your favorite authors? How's about reading a book by two of your favorites? I couldn't believe it when I heard that David Levithan and John Green had teamed up to write a book. How incredible, I thought. This is going to be genius.

And then I panicked that the book would not live up to my expectations. I had visions of disappointment. I stalled in buying Will Grayson, Will Grayson, lest I have to write a bad review connected with my favorite YA author, John Green. Finally, I decided to just go ahead and read the darn book. And now I can't stop thinking about it.

I don't really know why I was worried, because it's not like two amazing authors are going to not going to be able to write and revise and produce something incredible. I mean, talk about peer editing!

Okay, on to the review.

Meet Will Grayson. He's a little overshadowed by the leading man in his life, his larger-than-life best friend Tiny. Will is really straight and thinking about maybe being attracted to a girl that he's been hanging out with, but he's not outgoing like Tiny and is unsure of his emotions. Will is tired of playing Tiny's sidekick but doesn't know how to become the lead in his own life.

-Then-

Meet the other Will Grayson. He is living a lie. His best friend is not really his friend at all. When he meets a boy who finally seems to understand him (and who sounds super cute), he can think of no one and nothing else. Internet chat rooms and IMs and emails are not enough anymore. He wants to meet Isaac, wants to fall further in love and be loved.

-Then-

The Will Graysons collide. Not really meet, but have a collision of sorts. And once they do, their worlds will change forever.

This is an excellent read. And, lucky for you, I'm giving it away in my Lucky YOU! Giveaway. Enter to win and enjoy this read as much as I did! I don't think that you'll regret reading this one. Let's hope for more collaborations in the future.

9 comments:

  1. You know I've been seeing this book around but I never knew what it was about. I'm glad I read your review because it sounds like something I would want to read.

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  2. I have this on my TBR list! I've heard good stuff...going to enter your giveaway!!! :)

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  3. Hey! Great review! I really like the format of this review! It's really unique! I looooved Will Grayson, Will Grayson as well! Such an amazing book!

    Reggie =)

    I'm here from Jami's comment exchange program at her blog; YA Addict =)

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  4. I am really excited to read this one, and your review heightens that excitement! The idea of these two authors adding each of their characters together in a book? Awesomesauce!

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  5. I have yet to read a book by John Green or David Levithan. This does not sound like the type of book I'd usually read but I enjoyed your review so I might give it a try. I am trying to challenge myself to read outside my usual picks. Plus I know my library has a copy.

    I am intrigued about both Will Grayson characters and how their lives collide. I think that this has an interesting premise. I'm glad that you decided to read it and that you were not disappointed.

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  6. They are both extremely talented authors and Ive been keeping an eye out for this one, by the sounds of it, its sounds wonderful!

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  7. This sounds really amazing! I haven't read anything by both authors, but I've heard wonderful things about both. I was a little worried too at fist, but your review makes me confident that I'll like it (:

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  8. Wow, this sounds interesting. What's going to happens when these 2 meet ?

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  9. I have never read John Green. I know GASP! I was considering skipping this book but now I'm going to be on the look out for it. Great review!

    CEP

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