Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Review of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Author: John Green and David Levithan
Published by: Dutton Juvenile
From Goodreads: One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
I love novels that celebrate people's differences and this novel definitely did. The characters were so unique and pretty amazing.
I started out really liking this novel, but then I met the second Will Grayson and didn't know what to the think. He was a very dark and moody character, and not someone I'd typically enjoy reading about. When it felt like he was too much to handle the next chapter would switch back to the first Will Grayson and I felt I could continue on and I'm glad I did.
The novel alternated points of view between the two Will Graysons. I thought this would be confusing but it wasn't because they had such different voices.
One of the most amazing things about this novel is how much the characters grow and change. They all start out a little self-centered and by the end they are appreciating everyone and even acknowledging their faults and things they need to change.
By the end of the novel it definitely found a place in my heart. I'd give this novel ★★★★