Will Grayson, Will Grayson
YA novel written by two well known writers in alternating chapters about TWO different characters growing up in the Chicago area named Will Grayson. Sounds ridiculous, but it's not -- their alienation, their adolescent voices are more heartrending than funny. You do laugh, even out loud, though! Each Will Grayson (one gay, one straight) cares for another character named Tiny Cooper in their own way, and thereby finds some measure of peace by the end of the book. More hopeful than John Green's Looking for Alaska. Wonderful.
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Sexual Content: it has some internet chat scene sex stuff, but its not too bad.
Coarse Language: As above, some f-bombs.
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"the bean is this really stupid sculpture that they did for millenium park — i guess at the millenium — which originally had another name, but everyone started calling it the bean and the name stuck. it’s basically this big reflective metal bean that you can walk under and see yourself all distorted. i mean, i’ve been here before on school trips, but i’ve never been here with someone as huge as tiny before. usually it’s hard to locate yourself in the reflection, but this time i know i’m the wavy twig standing next to the big blob of humanity." (page 146)
I give people credit for buying into consumerism. - straight Will Grayson
p 144 tiny doesn't just sing these words - he belts them. it's like a parade coing out of his mouth. i have no doubt the words travel over lake michigan to most of canada and on to the north pole. the farmers of saskatchewan are crying. santa is turning to mrs. claus and saying 'what the fuck is that?'
People act like it`s the most important thing humans do, but come on. How can our sentient fucking lives revolve around something slugs can do. -straight Will Grayson