Will Grayson, Will Grayson
|Author:||John Green, David Levithan|
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with…Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage.
Told in alternating voices from two YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.
What’s in a name? A pretty fantastic book idea, for starters. At heart, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about a couple of kids figuring out how to be themselves. Two of those kids happen to have the same name, and not much in common outside of that, but their serendipitous friendship sets the stage for a much larger, braver, and more candid story than the simplicity of the plot might suggest. The relevance for teens here is clear—high school is the only time in your life when you have the undivided opportunity to obsess over your every move, sentence, and outfit change—but the part about understanding who you are doesn’t stop when you graduate. That’s what makes Will Grayson, Will Grayson as interesting a pick for adults as it is for teens: the questions don’t get simpler, but looking at them through the eyes of a 16-year-old brings a welcome sense of honesty and humor to this thing called life. No one’s ever too old to enjoy that. —Anne Bartholomew