Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Review of 'Will Grayson, Will Grayson' by John Green and David Levithan (Audio Book)

"It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets.  When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected direction.  With a push from friends new and old-- including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire-- Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most awesome high school musical."

One of the most hilarious books I've ever listened to!  I love John Green and also David Levithan.  When they get together, they work magic like nobody's business.

I was a little worried about listening to this book as opposed to reading it because of the two Will Graysons, but that didn't prove to be too big of a problem.  The authors have distinctive writing styles, so if you have read any of their previous works, you might be able to tell.  Otherwise, John Green wrote the odd chapters and David Levithan wrote the even ones.

Tiny Cooper was amazing and I absolutely would have seen his musical!  The lyrics were awesome and they spoke the truth.  I also appreciated that the men who read the chapters were willing to sing Tiny Cooper's lyrics (that's an extra special treat you get when you listen to the audio book!).  That made listening to this book as opposed to reading this book completely worth it.

If you have ever been in love-- or lust-- of any kind, it will be easy to relate to this story.  And if you've struggled with your sexuality, you'll appreciate this book as well.  It's beautiful and honest as well as funny.

In summation, 'Will Grayson, Will Grayson' will appeal to anyone that like a young adult, kind-of-love, self-acceptance story saturated in humor.

I give 'Will Grayson, Will Grayson':
Thanks for reading!


P.S. I have a large number of reviews coming your way, for real this time, but I'm going to schedule them so you aren't bombarded.  The next one will be next week!

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