Sunday, December 14, 2014

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan- Book Review


Will Grayson, Will Grayson Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Background: There are two completely different Will Graysons living in Chicago that meet oh so coincidently in a porn store. One is straight, with a gay best friend and one is gay AND goth (or something, emo?). Then there is a play about the straight WG BFF's life story. This is basically a book about teenage issues and is a perfect sum of what you would think a book by both John Green and David Levithan would be.

Review: It doesn't have much of a fantastic plot, but is actually, surprisingly, a very enjoyable read. I didn't know what exactly to expect going into this book. I have read both Green and Levithan on their own so I knew a bit of what to expect, but still didn't know what to think. This is actually the second audiobook I've ever listened to, and I think the performers made this book for me. If you are skeptical about reading this book, I would go with the audiobook every time. There is a hell of a lot of songs, and the performers did a fantastic job. Overall, I think I enjoyed Green's writing (straight WG) better than Levithan's. Levithan's writing is pretty dark and may be a bit too much for some people, while Green's deals with dark issues but manages to be humorous.

Honestly I think I enjoy John Green more, I like humor, it goes with every mood. Darkness doesn't. Not to say I don't like David Levithan, I do, I just can't read that kind of writing ALL the time. On the bright side, they are both VERY quotable people.

Recommend?- Only for a certain type. If you don't like homosexuality and/or cursing you most likely would not enjoy this book. Though, if you don't mind those, if you have some extra time on your hands, I would read this book.

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