Will Grayson, Will Grayson

admin    June 16, 2010

I recently listened to the audio version of this latest collaboration between John Green and David Levithan.  LOVED it, and I highly recommend you bring it along on your next road trip!! 

I am a huge fan of John Green, and I have loved him since I first read Looking For Alaska.   Not as familiar with David Levithan, but I really enjoyed Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (which he cowrote with Rachel Cohn).  Anyway.  I saw this book, and I grabbed it up instantly. 

Here is a snippet from VOYA’s review:
 
“One Will Grayson wants nothing more than to shut up and not care; the other wants nothing more than to have someone to talk to and care about. But when Will Grayson meets Will Grayson, two worlds collide, and neither Will’s world will ever be the same. Both Will Graysons’ lives are changed because of Tiny Cooper, “the world’s largest person who is also really, really gay, and also the world’s gayest person who is really, really large,” who is in the process of producing an over-the-top musical about his life, trust, and true love…”
 
It is already an Amazon ‘Best Book of the Month,’ and has had starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Review, so I figured it was going to be really good. My two cents…. it definitely lives up to all the hype.
 
It’s a story about love and bromance (i.e.; a platonic friendship between two guys), and coming of age, and finding yourself, and all that jazz that makes for great Young Adult reading.   The audio includes some pretty fabulous musical numbers.