Saturday, June 19, 2010

Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Mini Review)

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by John Green, and David Levithan

Pages: 304
Age Range: 14+
Rating: 4/5

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

It was the shiny cover that drew me in, but it was what was on the inside that made me stay. I loved how original the plot was and how well the characters developed. The writing was great, as only experienced authors can make it. The homosexuality in the novel (yes there is some) was actually refreshing because it is not always common in books but it is such a huge part of our culture today, so I'm glad it was brought into this book.

My only complaint is that I felt there was a lack of a main character per say, which can be fine in most cases - depending on the novel - but in this instance I felt like the two will grayson's were supposed to be the main characters yet Tiny had an equally big part. Ah well, nothings perfect!

Definitely pick up this book if you want a new and different read with lots of musical numbers and witty fun.

-M.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

Love a shiny new cover! The students at my school that read this at the end of the school year enjoyed it!