Thursday, April 8, 2010

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan

I am on a charter bus in Mississippi at the moment, on my way to Atlanta, Georgia for a choir competiton. (I'm typing this on my iPhone.) This means that I have not been able to read as much as I would like in the past couple days because of packing and rehearsals and such. However, this also means that I have had five solid hours to read today, and it's only 10:00. So, naturally, I used my time to finish Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which came out Tuesday.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson (WGWG from now on, because my thumbs are lazy) is a book about two boys named Will Grayson. The chapters alternate between their points of view--David Levithan writing the even chapters, John Green the odd--as the two Wills cross paths, changing each other's lives. I heard about WGWG through YouTube, where John and his brother, Hank, have become semi-famous as the vlogbrothers and started a community of nerds known as the Nerdfighters (of which I am a proud part).

I absolutely loved WGWG. At first, I thought that I wasn't going to enjoy Levithan's Will as much. However, I was gladly mistaken. Both Wills grew extraordinarily, though not unbelievably, through the course of the book. And while each Will got more intertwined in the other's storyline than I had expected, I really liked that aspect. The story is captivating, the characters are real and familiar, and the narration of both Wills were very distinct. I would highly, highly recommend WGWG to anyone--and, in case you're interested, the online Barnes and Noble member price is only $11 for the hardback. Anyway, go read it, and let me know what you think.


  1. Have fun in Atlanta, I was there many years ago for a couple of nights.

    Anyway.......I have a couple of awards for you at:

  2. I'm DYING to get my hands on this book. My cope is on its way!