It's kind of awesome how David Levithan uses no Capitalization in his part of the book. And I loved Tiny Cooper as a character. In all his craziness, he is kind of cool, and he seems like a strong person (mentally he he).
As people have mentioned John Green's part of the book is full of a sertain depth and brilliance that he has shown in his other novels, but I liked Levithans part too, exept from his rough language compared to John Green, if that made any sense at all.
Anyway, I loved the book ;)
I really loved this book. First of all, I'm a HUGE supporter of gay rights, and totally against prejudice against gay people (in case you are wondering, no I am not gay). But the one thing that I really got from this book:
Shut up and stop caring.
And I know in the book that Will Grayson #1 learns that those aren't ideal rules to live by but I have interpreted them into my own way:
Shut up trying to be someone you're not and stop caring what other people think about the REAL you.
But anyway, Will Grayson, Will Grayson was an amazing book and I really liked it.
To sum it up:
Two awesome people learn to stop avoiding their lives.
I read this. And then I sat. And then I dug through the book and reread my favorite parts. And then, I sat again.
And for whatever reason, I started crying because I felt like I read something life-changing, something with so much heart, and something with a spirit I almost never see in the books I read anymore.
Let's see if I can be a little more eloquent...
From cover to cover, this book made me laugh, yell at the characters, and cry when things didn't go well for them. The two writers have a distinct style, particularly from each other, so that gave the book more depth because of how each writer wrote those "holy crap, I never thought of that," moments.
Like when Green's WG talked about how in every lie there is a truth, and when David's WG talked about how life is an anvil that continuously brings you back to reality.
Incredible stuff, this book.
John Green's WG (Will Grayson) was so well-developed, and one thing I also liked about him was that, aside from his "Don't care, shut up," rule, he was different from Green's other protagonist in the light that he didn't really have a QUIRK persay, like knowing famous last words. Green's WG was just an incredibly intelligent, incredibly thoughtful imperfectly perfect character. As for David, I've been a fan of his work for a while now, so I was ecstatic to read his part.
I honestly, wasn't disappointed. Some might say he sounded too "emo" or "depressed," but I loved David's WG from the first sentence, and was waiting for the moment when we'd see more of who he really was. That came every time he talked to Isaac, and every moment after he met Tiny. We got to see him as a person who really is caring, loving, just afraid of showing it because he doesn't feel like he deserves it in the first place. I guess I could relate more to David's WG, even with his dislike of things like LOL, and therefore like him slightly more. And, I had someone do to me what Maura did to him, and it hurts so incredibly bad that you want to crawl up in a sewer and cry for the rest of your life. I got that, and David wrote him wonderfully.
And Tiny. What can I say about Tiny in one word?
Magical. Absolutely magical. And that is all. The ending made ME feel like I was floating.
BTW: If anyone has any thoughts about Gideon/Will Grayson, please message me, because I have comments about them!
For a blurb, I guess...oh, gee, I really don't know.