Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

FullSizeRenderMy first question once I discovered that the two characters in Will Grayson, Will Grayson lived with their single mothers was “they must have the same father” but whether this is explained, one had to discover themselves. I received the answer not too long after, one of the Graysons does in fact have a father, the other is just with his mother. This same father idea was, however a false assumption. As the blurb truly describes, the meeting if the two is very much unusual and in a very unlikely location. It is truly two different people, different back stories and a different path for their future. Naturally

After some time, you even begin to feel emotional. It is as if the readers are a part of their lives. It is a book that will make you think and have sudden realizations as the characters continue fabricating their lives, that really, you too make these mistakes and despite thinking that nothing will move on, it all does. There is a set message somewhere in this book, but it will be different to each reader as each individual will relate to each individual character in the text. It is not a tiresome read that takes a long time. It is lighthearted, quick, relatable, engaging, emotional, and among other things, a lesson. I believe that mixing done by the two authors put this book into perspective and thus making it so rounded and different.

I rated this book 4 out of 5 on Goodreads.

Quotations worth remembering:
“love is such a drug.” (65)
“it’s like a parade coming out of his mouth.” (142)
“it’s like he’s being tickled by life” (144)
“need is never a good basis for any relationship.” (247)
“Being in a relationship, that’s something you choose. Being friends, that’s just something you are.” (258)


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