Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

admin    February 1, 2011

When I became a school librarian in 1985 I read every young adult book in my school library. It was easy. They were The Homecoming series by Cynthia Voigt, S. E. Hinton’s books, and all Judy Blume’s books. Now when I search our catalog for books in the young adult category, 6,067 titles come up. This explosion of publishing young adult books has brought us many great reads.  I just listened to the audiobook of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan and have to say that it is now my favorite young adult title of all time. The audiobook version is especially good because the book is written by 2 authors who each speak the voice of the 2 Will Graysons and each of these Wills is played by a different actor on the CD. Also, part of the book involves a musical production and on the audiobook the Wills sing the songs, which is far superior to just reading the words to the songs in the book. This book is funny, sad, and rings quite true. Anyone who has ever been young and suffered the pangs of love and friendship, female or male, will enjoy Will Grayson, Will Grayson.