Monday, December 13, 2010
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Two kids from the Chicago suburbs meet in downtown Chicago. Both are having a bad night and both are named Will Grayson. The first Will Grayson is not gay but is best friends with Tiny Cooper, "the world's largest person who is really, really gay, and also the world's gayest person who is really, really large." The second Will Grayson is gay and struggling with depression and a friend who has betrayed him. The characters come together in their struggles for identity and it all comes to a head the night of Tiny Cooper's big musical extravaganza. It's hard to explain this book except to say that it's brilliantly written by two outstanding writers for teens and it manages to be both hilarious and poignant at the same time. If you like John Green you will certainly want to read his latest book. Recommended for high school and up.