WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green
Kirkus Star

WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Will Grayson loves indie rock, plays the eye-rolling angry stepchild to his extraordinarily giant, lovable, gay best friend Tiny Cooper and doesn’t realize that he yearns for his other indie-rock–loving friend Jane until it’s too late. will grayson (he never uses uppercase) hates most everything except sharing an XXL coffee with his best friend Maura each morning and covertly conversing with his Internet boyfriend every night. Their two discrete worlds collide in a Chicago porn store after dual botched evenings out. Love, honesty, friendship and trust all ensue, culminating in the world’s gayest and most fabulous musical ever. Green and Levithan craft an intellectually existential, electrically ebullient love story that brilliantly melds the ridiculous with the realistic. In alternating chapters from Will and will, each character comes lovingly to life, especially Tiny Cooper, whose linebacker-sized, heart-on-his-sleeve personality could win over the grouchiest of grouches (viz. will grayson). Their story, along with the rest of the cast’s, will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-525-42158-0
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2010




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