Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

6567017Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
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Genres: Young Adult, Romance, LGBTQIA+, Realistic Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
Rating: 3
Date Read: 02/04/2015

Will Grayson, meet Will Grayson

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high school stage.

Two teenagers, both named Will Grayson, coincidentally meet at a much unexpected place. First, as with so many books about teenagers, the teenagers really don’t act much like teenagers. It seems most adult authors have forgotten what it was like to be a teenager. I never found myself relating or caring for any of the characters.

I couldn’t get interested in John Green’s character at all. I found his Will Grayson boring. Will Grayson is an awkward, nerdy guy who can’t believe the smart and beautiful Jane would fall for him.

David Levithan’s Will Grayson was my favorite Will Grayson just because of the complexity of his character. He had to deal with depression, with his non-friend Maura, with being in love, with his mom, with money problems and with being gay.

I didn’t like this book much. It was ‘okay’ at best. I didn’t relate to any of the characters and I didn’t feel myself being drawn to the story. There were a lot of funny moments and dialogues though. It’s an okay book but not really something I would recommend.

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