Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson was anything but what I expected. Actually, I didn't know what to expect from two great authors (Green & Levithan)...and I was still surprised.
The start of the book is a little bit -- slow? Hmmm..negative may be a better word. Both Will Graysons are having a rough (slightly angsty) teenage life. AKA -- high school.
But don't let this stop you -- hang in there and you will experience a raw, emotional story about friendship, love, and loyalty. Also (and this is the part that caught me by surprise -- but was overall well written) a lot about homesexuality & how it is dealt within the lives of teens. And OH--a pretty hilarious musical number which I was curious how the authors would pull off, but did stupendously.
The Graysons-- They were awesome. At first, I didn't really care for Levithan's grayson a bit. He was just so angry and sad and mean at the beginning that I didn't like him. But by the end, he had won me over. So, I ended up enjoying both Will Graysons equally.
Tiny Cooper was hilarious and amazingly written by both authors. I loved how bold and outspoken he is -- and how he countered so many stereotypes.
Other -- This book is definitely for older teens and those who are not easily offended. It has some crude parts that I thought were a bit much. But nothing really explicit. And there is a LOT of language and cussing. But in that way, it made the world more real, because they were teenage boys being teenage boys.
And of course, homesexuality is a big theme throughout.
It was great read that kept building and building to an amazing last chapter (and line). I enjoyed watching the characters grow more than any other part. Whoever decided to put Green & Levithan together -- made a wise combo.
This book is raw and freakin' hilarious at times -- and really says a lot about friendship and loyalty.