Saturday, July 12, 2014

(Review) Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Author: John Green & David Levithan
Pages: 352
Published: May 10, 2012
PublisherPenguin UK
Review Copy: Yes

Why did I want this book?
I'm a huge John Green fan, that has to be reason enough!
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two guys with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage. Told in alternating voices from two award-winning authors - John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars) and David Levithan (author of Boy Meets Boy) - this unique collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humour that has won both authors legions of fans.'Funny, rude and original'

I love the fact, that it is purple. Is it just me or do you also get the impression, that it might get a little bit gay? Well, yes it will. It's also cool, that they used the same font than the one on the cover of The Fault in Our Stars.

The title "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" is very simple but it works great. It quickly comes to the point, just like the story!

Writing style:
John Greens writing style is fantastic, but that shouldn't be news to you. And his writing in Will Grayson, Will Grayson is great as always! Combine it with David Levithian and you can be sure, the outcome of this will be amazing! I didn't google who wrote which part, and if know both authors, you don't have to, it is pretty clear. At least it was to me. Johns writing style is sensitive and hilarious.
David wrote the part of the depressive Will and highlighted his situation by writing all of his sentences in lowercase. He also refused to use adjectives in direct speech, which shows that Will doesn't want to have any emotions. Both authors harmonize perfectly and they've put a lot of humor in there book.

We do have four important characters in this book. First of all, two Will Graysons. Will Grayson number one who is represented by John Green. He is a quiet boy who has two important rules he lives by: Shut up and don't care to much. Therefore he doesn't want to have a girlfriend, although his best and gay friend Tiny wants to hook him up with Jane. He basically says no to everything just to regtet it later. That's why he complains a lot. Jane doesn't know how to handle Will, but she seems to like him. But I was a big fan of Tiny who isn't tiny at all. He is very huge and very gay and very, very funny! He also works on his own musical which is gay too and he bugs the hell out of Will number one with it. You see, Tiny is  a very interesting character and I'm totally in love with him!
Last but not least we have Will number two. His part is written by David Levithan. Will number two is depressive, always in a bad mood, sad and angry with himself. But he es very sarcastic which makes his part of the story very funny! He is also gay even if he is denying it at the beginning. One day, he meets Will Grayson in Chicago. And Tiny.
All protagonists have a great character development and depth. I expected nothing less of these authors!

There is a lot of homosexual content in this book.

Stuck in my Head:
“this is why we call people exes, I guess - because the paths that cross in the middle end up separating at the end. it's too easy to see an X as a cross-out. it's not, because there's no way to cross out something like that. the X is a diagram of two paths.”
What I didn't like:
No complains this time!

Quick and dirty:
I was blows away by this story! I even read it very slow so it would last longer. I didn't want it to end! It is funny, captivating and a comes with a good-mood-guarantee! I highly recommend Will Grayson, Will Grayson!

Thank you to ...
... Penguin UK, who gave me this review copy in exchange of a honest review!

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