Will Grayson, Will Grayson
|Author:||John Green; David Levithan|
It's tragic, camp, romantic, feel-good, poignant and philosophical, with three very memorable characters - Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Tiny Cooper.
Told in alternating chapters, with Green writing one Will Grayson and Levithan the other, this is the story of two teenagers with only the same name and their friend Tiny Cooper in common, who meet up one night in Chicago and find their lives changed in ways they could never have imagined.
'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.' Kirkus Reviews, 2010 Best Books for Teens
Winner of Children's Choice Book Awards: Teen Choice Book of the Year 2011. Shortlisted for Indies Choice Book Awards: Young Adult Book of the Year 2011 and Inky Awards: Silver Inky 2010.
'I don't know who or what I loved most about the Wills and their world, but this is one of my top three reads of the year. It has everything I devour in a novel: heart, humour and dialogue I'd kill to have written.' -- Melina Marchetta 'Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a bold and honest book...Like Tiny Cooper, this novel is big, crazy and lovable. Like the two W/wills, it seeks self-understanding.' Weekend Australian 'Will Grayson's having one of those days in this hilarious story about teen brooding and acceptance.' Girlfriend 'A wonderfully warm, innovative and intelligent novel about friendship and forgiveness.' Adelaide Advertiser 'a slick, funny, sensitive book...Green and Levithan keep their literary plates spinning-with style...Engaging, frequently hilarious reading.' Sunday Age 'This novel taught me an important lesson-you don't have to be a young adult to enjoy a young adult book...a funny touching and thoroughly entertaining novel, regardless of whether you are 14 or 40.' Weekend Press, Dominion Post Weekend, Waikato Times 'A terrific high-energy tale of teen love, lust, intrigue, anger, pain and friendship.' Booklist 'Powerful, thought-provoking, funny, moving and unique.' School Library Journal 'Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a complete romp...the novel is so tightly woven that it begins to feel miraculous...so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage after Hold Me Closer, even the musical-averse will cheer.' New York Times 'will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs.' -- Kirkus Reviews
John Green is the bestselling, Printz Medal-winning author of Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. He co-created the video blog Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 50 million times by Nerdfighter fans around the globe. John lives in Indiana. David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of young adult books, including Boy Meets Boy, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). He lives in New Jersey and spends his days in New York, editing and publishing other people's books.