Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green & David Levithan
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.
Anyone out there not read John Green yet? No? Good. Wait. What's that? You haven't? WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? GO GET THE FAULT IN OUR STARS PRONTO. (link to my review)
You're back. Nice to see you. Anyhoo, regardless of the bizarre synopsis, JOHN GREEN WROTE THIS BOOK THEREFORE I WILL READ IT. He is one of those authors. Now I was doubtful of the collab thing- most collaborations I've read mute the greatness of one of the authors. I am happy to inform you that while WGWG was different from other JG books, it was no less great in it's own way.
I'm not gonna bother explaining the plot to you- you have to read it to get it. I will remark on the interesting POVS. The book alternates between one Will and the other. They each had unique voices and the Will written by JG sounded like Pudge and Quenton from his other books- THIS IS A GOOD THING. It's not to say all his characters sound the same. I kinda believe the similarities we read are the author's own personality shining through. It's brilliant. I also give lots of credit to David Levithan- I don't really know his work, but he has earned my permanent respect.
One of the greatest (I use that word a lot when talking about JG) things about his books are that, when you think about it, none have these stories really will happen. Anywhere. they're too... I don't know. But Paper Towns, for example, is just so out there. So is Looking for Alaska. AND YET, when reading his books, you'll be like OHMYGOD THAT IS MY LIFE sometimes. Most of the times. The way he describes love and life is so much more real than the cheesed-out fantasy, sci-fi, romance, classic and even contemporary books and movies out there. It's so REFRESHING but mainly thought provoking. My advice? Read TFiOS or LFA on a rainy day. And bring tissues. And chocolate.
Also, gotta love the conversation between the two authors at the end. And the acknowledgements. And the dedications. And- oh, just read the book cover to cover. Literally.
I HAVE DISCOVERED THE BOOK 'LET IT SNOW'. IT IS A COLLAB BETWEEN JG, **MAUREEN JOHNSON** AND LAUREN MYRACLE. THIS SPELL 'SUCCESS' ALL OVER IT. *MENTALLY ADDS NEW BOOK TO TBR* Rating:
Note: Am I aware that this went from a review to a composition titled 'Fangirling Over John Green'? Yes. Do I care? No.
Have a great week(: