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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.
(Bad) Blurb: so what if i dont capitilize, deal with it.
I have read other books by John Green and David Levithan, and I can say that they did very well on this one. Being familiar with their writing styles, it’s very easy for me to distinguish which Will Grayson is written by them. The first one was by John Green, while the other is by David Levithan. Their characters just shout their writing identity. Green’s Will is his typical character, an oddball, lovesick and average. Levithan’s Will, on the other hand, is geeky, homosexual and dim-witted. I do prefer Levithan’s character, though. As to why, just read the book and you’ll know by the end.
As for the whole appeal of the book, I can say that it would be a very enticing read for everyone, regardless of gender or age. One thing it tells us, like all of Levithan’s novels is how the LGBTQ community is a human as any straight person. It tells us that they have the same problems and they also have genuine feelings. Aside from the homosexual theme, the book also focused very much on friendship. To me, Will and Tiny’s friendship is something very difficult to come across nowadays. I am so envious of how they can put each other’s differences, which is actually quite a lot, and just be there for each other. It’s like one person is the strength of the other, vice versa. The honesty in their friendship is just so enviable. And then of course, there is the issue of familial acceptance, not only the acceptance of gender but also the quirkiness of each of the members.
In conclusion, I have to say that this is by far the most hilarious, most unique and original book I have read. It’s just so honest with the depiction of teenage life in general. Although, the musical part of the books is quite absurd, it doesn’t lessen the brilliance of the story. In fact, the whole musical thing got me laughing loudly and in the next, brimming with tears. Truly, this book deserves my 4.75/5.