Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Author: John Green and David Levithan
Genre: Romance, Young Adult
Recommended Reading Age: 15 & above
In Chicago, in the most unusual location, Will Grayson meets Will Grayson on a cold night, and their lives change forever. Not only do they impact each other but those around them, and behold, sparks of everything are ignited from friendship to love. But, would a strong friendship blossom, or shall hearts be broken?
“weltschmerz: the depression one feels when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be”
Reasons To Read It:
- It is brutally honest.
This isn’t a cliché love story. Instead, it is honest and raw, significantly speaking from Tiny Cooper’s perspective, a character who represents a group of individuals whose love lives are usually taboo. In addition, we get a peek into the struggles of being a teenager in this modern-day society.
- It’s a good bowl of chicken soup.
With Will Grayson, Will Grayson, you reflect. You challenge words and phrases that you probably failed to before in the past, such as ‘best friend’. You ask yourself if you are as courageous or passionate as Tiny Copper when pursuing what you love, and in turn, you learn a little more about yourself.
- It’s an easy read.
It didn’t take me long to finish the book, roughly a week, because of the humour and unique writing style employed in the book. Those who have read John Green’s work, you are most likely aware of Green’s carefree; make you laugh out loud writing ability he holds. The same was present in this book. In addition, the change in lowercase caps to differentiate the Will Graysons made it easy to follow the story.
Do let me know if you did or did not enjoy the book. Feel free to also leave any book recommendations.
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