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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Green, John (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson


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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.
Authors: Green, John, 1977-
Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Publisher: New York :, Dutton,, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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.
Audience: 930L
Additional Contributors: Levithan, David
ISBN: 9780525421580
0525421580
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Comment by: m2 Report This Jan 21, 2011

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.

Comment by: dblockniles Report This Jan 04, 2011

4th in a well-loved series that began with "The Thief (1996). I wouldn't recommend reading this one without reading the others.


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"Two different guys named Will Grayson narrate this sarcastic, hilariously profound novel about friendship, love, and musical theatre. One Will Grayson is the long-suffering best friend of Tiny Cooper, "the world's largest person who is really, really gay and also the world's gayest person who is really, really large" -- and "large" refers not just to Tiny's size, but also his personality. The other will grayson (he doesn't bother with capital letters) is cynical and depressed, and lives for his late-night chat sessions with a guy named Isaac. In a stunning coincidence, the two Will Graysons meet...and then things really get interesting." Teen Scene February 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/8a08e81d-ac97-440e-96bf-f540fa04887e?postId=e2010111-5bc0-46cc-8cac-949874a1f8c0

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  • Princeton13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really interesting book to read, in the sense that it was an easy read and not intellectually demanding, but very emotionally grabbing. The plot, much like Green's other books was very basic and had little action, but brought you along very nicely anyway. Overall good read and great messages and themes.

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  • jlim_lee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is actually the very first John Green and David Levithan book I have ever read. I am so glad that I got to read a collaboration of two brilliant and fantastic authors. This book is very funny, clever, and one of its kind. Many moments are heartfelt from honesty and the characters are very much likeable. The references to the Schrodingers cat is brilliant and overall it was a great read. It will always remain as one of my favourites.

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  • abra92 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't enjoy this novel as much as The Abundance of Katherines or The Fault in our Stars. This doesn't mean that this book isn't worth reading, I actually really like the very accurate describtions of depression, for example. But the characters didn't seem as well designed as in Green's other novels and the ending really kind of ruined it for me. It was just over the top, unrealistic and for my taste a little bit too romantic to have anything to do with real life.

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  • TobiasEaton101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Man...this book blew me away! This book was really funny and I enjoyed the ending a lot. I always know that John Green books won't let me down!

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  • Michael Colford rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Feel good, gay teen book written by two authors about two characters named Will Grayson, in alternating chapters. The differences in the two writers' styles are slightly distracting, and there's an element of over-simplification that can often enter feel good titles, but the book is hilarious, unabashedly moving, and a nice look at the variety of personalities embodying high school life today.

The second Will Grayson really annoyed me (probably the lack of ponctuation) but I liked the first one (huge fan of anything by John Green DFTBA! :) ) and the ending was really cute. Both Wills seamed very real. Schrodinger's cat references and the musical and Will's texts and online conversations make it complete.

Report This Aug 13, 2012
  • loonylovesgood rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another great John Green novel (and David Levithan!). Equal parts hilarious and touching. A great book for gay teens, but really, anyone with a sense of humour will enjoy it!

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  • CenturysEnigma rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved the witty characters and ending!

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  • bexrecca rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely one of my favorite YA novels of all time. It's warm and endearing and you almost want to stand up and cheer at the end. Perfect for current and future fans of John Green and David Levithan.

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  • TobiasEaton101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A awesome book about 2 kids, one gay and one straight, both named Will Grayson. They both have very different stories that intertwine to create an awesome musical, "Hold Me Closer," by gay football player, Tiny Cooper.

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  • Shyanne Duquette rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: it has some internet chat scene sex stuff, but its not too bad.

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  • ChocolateChips rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: As above, some f-bombs.

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  • k_t rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Does contain a few mentions of the f-bomb, but nothing that a teen can't handle (I'd just be wary of using it in book clubs).

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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

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  • dprodrig rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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?'

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  • Keep_On_Rockin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • Keep_On_Rockin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

But with friendship, there`s nothing like that. Being in a relationship, that`s something you chose. Being friends that`s just just something you are. -straight Will Grayson

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