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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

by David Levithan, John Green

Speak | April 5, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Will Grayson, Will Grayson is rated 4.6923 out of 5 by 13.
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens 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 YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.25 × 5.54 × 0.92 in

Published: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142418471

ISBN - 13: 9780142418475

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun read, ending not so much I loved it right up until the end, it was so out there and different it kept me interested the whole time, but the way it ended, it felt like a television show got cancelled with 2 episodes left to air in the season, I gave all John Greens other books nearly perfect scores, so i'm not sure if hes the one to blame for the ending....
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! The way the characters talk in this book is exactly the way i talk, funny, and sarcastic so i loved the way the book was written! The story was completely original, I've never read a book along the same lines as this one. It was well written, funny, and had an amazing story line! :)
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Actual rating: 4.5 It's such a fantastic book! Its funny and entertaining but real and so different! And, even though im not a fan of musicals this book happens to include one freaking awesome one, definitely the best to hit high school. Tiny Dancer should be in every school!  Will Grayson, Will Grayson is so awesome! Its riduciously awesome. A feel-good book. While i do not think it is John Green or David Levithan's best book, i still love it. The romantic elationships are intriguing and the one with the straight Will Grayson is something so common but not used in many book, so bravo to that. It is a LGTB book but its more than that. Yes, its deeo but its fun and happy and shows different sides to people and how one name cant define who you are.  Yes, some parts are a bit sappy or corny (which surprised me because both Levithan and Green arent those kinda of authors) but it doesnt take much away from the story. I do like both Will Graysons, but the first one we're introduced to, the straight one, is a bit... has a bit of an attitude. I like him A LOT and like the other characters, he grows throughout the book, but at first i couldnt get a feel for him. By the end i did but still, not completely... but at the same time, he's my favourite character in the book. There's just something about him... i don't know what i'm saying anymore, clearly. Oh well. Also, i did expect more. More closure on the first Will Grayson (the stright one) because we get alternate POVs and it ends in the other ones. So i would like a better ending for that Will Grayson. Really, there isnt much closure, which can be a bad thing, or a good thing. It could go either way. But i like it, the way it ends, the whole story. I like it a lot. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is different and out there. Its a book i love and both boys and girls could read, and a book i would like to read again. Its intense and funny and keeps readers engaged and turning the pages. While some things could be better, i do love it!! Its awesome and deep and real and has good messages and blah blah blah but beyond that, its fun and interesting and just awesome!!!
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Wow, where to begin. I absolutely LOVED this book. Everything about it, from the plot, to the characters, to the relationships between the characters etc. It was hilarious, and I found myself laughing at so many points throughout, yet it was real and heart wrenching at certain points. The lives that the characters experience really shines a light on how teenagers live today. From the struggles of everyday life, to relationship drama, to personal achievements, all of those topics are covered within the 300 or so pages of this marvellous novel. I love the premise of this novel. Having one character meet another character who share the same name, and because of this little fact, their lives intertwine with each other's. Because of this, both Will Grayson's find themselves facing drama and obstacles that would otherwise, probably not occur if they had never met each other that one day at the porn store (haha, I love how they met there). But it's these struggles that lead them to a life of happiness at the end of the novel. No pain, no gain right? Overall, fantastic novel, LOVE the characters & LOVE John Green and David Leviathan.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Leviathan The best part about this story is the characters, especially the contrast between the two Will Graysons’ personalities. They are very different people despite having the same name. All of the characters are very realistic in how they interact with each other. Tiny Cooper was the most amusing person to read about and I liked viewing him through Will’s point of view, it took his enthusiasm to the extreme. The writing style was funny, I loved the depressed (I don’t know what else to call him lol) Will Grayson’s attitude towards life and how he bluntly swore at people. I laughed out loud more than a couple times while reading this book, and if not that little giggles to myself. Through the humour though are very common problems not only teens but probably adults face as well. The ending didn’t sugar coat everything, two people didn’t end up together in a super romantic fantasy ending. It was real. So I guess I have to give some credit to that, and to this duo of authors right here. http://johngreenbooks.com/ & http://www.davidlevithan.com/ . Ill give this one a 3 OUT OF 5. Not bad you guys, a funny story with some funny twists. Chow for now, MRR Check out my aweeeeeeeeeeesome bloghttp://insubstanial.blogspot.ca/
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Remarkable! I was really impressed with the way the authors of Will Grayson Will Grayson didn't shy away from the truth. When a character is hurt, or depressed, you can feel it in their words. There is no sugarcoating. No matter if you've been through anything similar to the characters or not, you can relate to them because you feel what they feel. It all becomes so real. This is one of those books that I think everyone would benefit from reading. Will Grayson Will Grayson leaves it's mark, and when that last page has been flipped, everything seems somehow different. The reader grows with the character. It's truly remarkable.
Date published: 2012-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching I've only read one of John Green's book, Paper Towns, and I absolutely LOVED it. Many of his books are on my TBR, and I have one of David Levithan's books on my TBR. All in all, I had higher expectations for this book because I've seen many good reviews for Levithan's Every Day, and also many of Green's books. Will Grayson, Will Grayson totally BLEW ME AWAY. In the first chapter it starts talking about being able to pick your friends, pick your nose, but not pick your friend's nose, it just pulled me in. It was weirdly funny and I really liked it. The two Will Grayson's are completely different people that meet, and their lives are both sort of connected not only through their namesake but through Tiny Cooper. Who ironically is gigantic. The first Will Grayson is someone who believes that by shutting up and not caring, you won't get hurt by anyone. And those are the rules he lives by, because every time he breaks one of those rules, he gets hurt. The other Will Grayson suffers from depression, but unlike most, he is already used to living with it. He's also gay, but doesn't admit it because he doesn't "give a f***." What I loved was watching both Will Graysons struggle with their inner selves and pretty much adapt to change. They're so used to living by their own rules, and thinking the same things, that when change comes, or when someone comes and REALLY cares about him, they sort of push them away. At the end of the book, both Will Grayson's were, in a way, completely different than they were in the beginning. At first, I was appalled by the grammar of one of the Will Grayson's, but it wasn't so bad because I still understood everything he was saying. All his sentences were typed in lowercase letters, and I was just really surprised by that. Will Grayson, Will Grayson was hilarious but also a very serious book. John Green and David Levithan wrote a novel that a lot of teens can probably relate to. I fell in love with the characters, obviously not because they were perfect, but because they were flawed in such a way that I just.. loved them!! :D
Date published: 2012-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous "my name may not be Will Greyson but I appreciate you Tiny!" I loved this book. I found myself connecting with both of the Will's by the end-and I utterly and totally fell in love with Tiny (unfortunately we could never work out even if he was real). The partnership of David Levithan and John Green in this novel was amazing. I would recommend this book a thousand times over-(though i would not recommend reading it in public as you will be laughing out loud) so much so that my copy is currently out on loan.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Successful Collaboration Admittedly, I was first tempted to read this book through watching John Green on Youtube. However, I must admit that I was quite drawn to the voice of Levithan as well. I was worried that having two main characters of the same name would become confusing once they met, however, these authors skillfully merged the two characters. There is absolutely nothing I would change about this fantastic novel!
Date published: 2011-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern and Relevant I was really, really blown away by this book. So many kinds of love go on in this book - the love between friends, the love between child and parent, and of course, the love between lovers. The best part of this book is that you genuinely wish for each character to have a happy ending. For me, it wasn't until the end that it really hit me - the book has made me invest a lot of emotional energy into each character. Sadness, happiness, anger... you feel each emotion along with the character that's experiencing it. Another thing I admired about the book is that you get both conventional and non conventional characters, but they're written so well and they're so lively that you end up loving both. You would also think that having two authors would make the book jarring and difficult to read, but both authors end up complimenting one another very well. In summary: find a way to get your hands on this book! You won't regret it.
Date published: 2011-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Basically, I loooooooooved this book!!!! I heard great things about this book when it first came out (no pun intended) but I thought the story of two guys with the same name meeting might be kinda lame. I decided to give it a shot because I haven't read much with LGBQT characters (basically just the Lord John series by Gabaldon) and while there are some sources for gay reader's advisory I like to diversify my reading. The characters are unbelievably real. There's something in the story about how we can be taken in by a fictional person, fall for someone who isn't actually there, and I feel like I have with all of these characters. Not in a romantic way, just in a I would be their best friend kind of way. Each of the characters ooze with genuine personality. I adore flawed heroes and underestimated rejects and I got my fill of both. The sarcasm, bluntness, confusion, and raw emotion that the authors throw at us is exquisite. I rarely feel this emotionally invested in a book, I laughed, I cried...it's a good thing I decided to read at home instead of at the park because I probably would have looked mentally disturbed. The language is fresh and young, completely realistic dialogue for online chat, texting and awkward conversations. This was an amazing collaboration between authors. Alternating chapters is an interesting and effective way to get two writers involved in the same story and the distinct narrators of the same name make this possible. This story deals with so many great things that it has something for everyone. A book club could discuss * Friendship * Clinical Depression * Love * Online Dating * Homosexuality * High school drama (as in plays not angst, although that too) There's swearing, talk about sexuality and talk about suicide so if you are sensitive about these things be forewarned, but I think that they add to the authentic feel and are important to getting the message across.
Date published: 2011-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from French the llama! This story is inconcievably awesome. Unconventional and irresistible Will Grayson, Will Grayson makes me optimistic. Heavy with characters that are hilarious, intelligent, melancholic, sweet, wonderful (and not), the story is earnest and, once you read either of the Will Grayson's first thought, you will be captivated until his last. A very lovely read and the most fun I've ever had when reading a song.
Date published: 2010-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Awesome. There is romance and bromance in this latest book by Paper Towns author John Green and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist co-author, David Levithan.Green and Levithan’s characters are not always easy to understand, or even likable, but are written with such sensitivity of purpose and growth, that one cannot help but join them as they figure out the nature of friendship and the reality of love. Swing sets, sidewalks and stage doors are portals to choose to love or to give up and, in the end, give back to the one person who forced them to be a participant in their own lives. I thoroughly enjoyed the awesomeness that is John Green & David Levithan. They continue to impress me with their ability to write authentic memorable teen voices that remind us of those deep important questions we used to ask ourselves, and the possibilities of finding the answers.
Date published: 2010-04-06

– More About This Product –

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

by David Levithan, John Green

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.25 × 5.54 × 0.92 in

Published: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142418471

ISBN - 13: 9780142418475

About the Book

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. Includes a discussion guide.

From the Publisher

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens 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 YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.

About the Author

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fshingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of many books for teens, including Boy Meets Boy, Wide Awake, Love Is the Higher Law, and (with Rachel Cohn) Nick and Norah''s Infinite Playlist. He also works as an editor and, in his free time, takes way too many pictures. He lives in New Jersey. www.davidlevithan.com 

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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