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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Two award-winning and New York Times–bestselling author join forces for a collaborative novel of awesome proportions.

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.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan's collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans.
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
An ALA Stonewall Honor Book

"Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a complete romp. [It is] so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage, even the musical-averse will cheer." —The New York Times Book Review

★"Will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"It is such a good book. [Green and Levithan] are two of the best writers writing today." —NPR'sThe Roundtable


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Two award-winning and New York Times–bestselling author join forces for a collaborative novel of awesome proportions.

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.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan's collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans.
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
An ALA Stonewall Honor Book

"Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a complete romp. [It is] so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage, even the musical-averse will cheer." —The New York Times Book Review

★"Will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"It is such a good book. [Green and Levithan] are two of the best writers writing today." —NPR'sThe Roundtable


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  • Lexile:
    930
  • Interest Level:
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  • Text Difficulty:
    4 - 6

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  • DOGO Books angelay - This book is by two of my favorite authors, John Green and David Levithan, and it's talking about two boys, both named Will Grayson, that meet each other by accident. I love this book because it's so funny and carefree, but still deep and thoughtful at the same time. The characters were very realistic because they have their own flaws and insecurities and are even afraid to face them at times. I can relate to a lot of the characters in the story, because some of them (i.e. Will Grayson #1) second guesses things a lot and doubts himself, or Will Grayson #2 looks at the world in a cynical and pessimistic manner, often like I do in the mornings. This is why I love the book so much. Also, the ending was simply marvelous and gave me chills! 5/5 stars!
  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 1, 2010
    In alternating chapters, the authors track two teens, both named Will Grayson, who accidentally meet halfway through the novel, perhaps changing the trajectory of both of their lives. One Will is vintage Green: a smart nerd whose rules to live by include “don't care too much,” with a scene-stealing sidekick—Tiny Cooper, a large, flamboyantly gay classmate intent on staging an autobiographical musical. The other will (lowercase throughout) is angry and depressed; the one bright spot in his existence is an online friendship with “Isaac.” When will agrees to meet Isaac one night in Chicago, readers know nothing good will happen—and they will be wrong. A well-orchestrated big reveal takes the story in a new direction, one that gives (lowercase) will greater dimension. The ending is laudable but highly implausible. The journey to it is full of comic bits, mostly provided by the irrepressible Tiny, who needs his own novel. Frank sexual language—a shot at a bar “tastes like Satan's fire cock”—pushes this one to high school, where its message of embracing love in all its forms ought to find a receptive audience. Ages 14–up.

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