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What the community says about Will Grayson, Will Grayson
- "A bit ridiculous at times and extremely whimsical in nature, this book is not meant to be taken seriously and I can see it driving the more serious minded people away. The book revolves around 2 people of the same name Will Grayson, who eventually find romance in each other. It is an amusing coming of age tale that is meant to entertain by poking fun at our present day social nuances."
- "This book was okay, but I soon became a little weary of the play between the two characters. I think the plot and characters needed a little extra life and development. The premise of meeting someone with your same name and then having an adventure with them is unique and thought it could have been a little better."
- "I don't usually read novels that are promoted as teen fiction, but this one intrigued me and my niece swore to God I would love it. I started it to be able to talk about it with her afterward and I ended up loving it. It's funny and engrossing, a little sappy at times, but not in a way I found annoying or crass. It's an easy read, definitely, and it will probably make you feel happy and light-hearted. But what I really liked about it is the way it was written - by two authors who each wrote roughly half the chapters, each writing in the voice of one of the two main protagonists. It's a very simple concept and it works very well. The whole thing gains much authenticity and depth from it, and it's effortless and elegant. Inspiring and fun."
- "This is definitely one of the most interesting, unique, and high-concept YA novels ever written. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about two teenage boys with the same name who happen to meet each other. What makes this concept even more interesting beyond its dual first-person narrative is the fact that each Will's perspective was written by a separate author - a very creative idea. Through each of these authors you get a very different take on teenage life, angst, and happiness that's extremely enjoyable and the ending is so much fun. I loved this book."
- "I am a bit surprised that "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" is not already a movie, though there are some attributes that might make it difficult to film. The book often switches between the perspective of the two main characters, who both have the same name, and who do not actually interact with one another for long stretches of time, I think. It seems like they could find some way to adapt the book into a film if they really wanted to, though, and I think it would be successful while being generally faithful to the source material."
- "Will Grayson is the unlikely story of two strangers with the same name meeting and coming to conclusions of what they are looking for in life. While the core plot line is unrealistic, it's a nice story of how a person with your same name is struggling with different issues, but y'all can help each other out in unexpected ways!""This was a wonderful novel from two kings of the YA craft. This joyous romp illustrated the qualms of being in high school and rising above to create the best high school musical a kid could ask for. I really enjoyed it, it brought back fond memories of my time in high school"
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in What are the best young adult books"One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of chicago, teenager will grayson crosses paths with. "will grayson"! two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage. Told in alternating voices from two award-winning, popular names in young-adult fiction - John Green (author of The Fault in our Stars) and David Levithan (author of Boy meets Boy) - this unique collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humour that has won both authors legions of fans. John green has a huge online presence through his 1. 1 million twitter followers and youtube channel vlogbrothers, which has been viewed over 200 million times and has 660,000 subscribers, making it one of the most successful online channels in history."