5 stars · fiction · romance · young adult

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

authors : John Green & David Levithan

pages [paperback]: 310

memorable quote: Some people have lives; some people have music.

favorite characters: will grayson


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.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them both legions of faithful fans.


I bought this book a while ago and decided that it was finally the right time to read it! I love John Green (and have been meaning to read more of his books, as otherwise I feel like a bad nerdfighter) and I’ve read some of David Levithan’s work as well, so I figured the two together was nothing short of amazingly awesome.

And I was right! Thankfully. I loved the story just from the first few pages. What with Tiny and Will Grayson’s hilarious description of his only friend and his life and general, I couldn’t get enough. Then I figured out that the other Will Grayson spoke in alternating chapters (which I happened to like reading more, if only because I liked reading it all in lowercase . . . ) because I didn’t actually read the back before buying this book. Yes. I have a horrible habit of doing that, but it makes everything more interesting when I know I’ll like the writing and have absolutely no expectations whatsoever. Except, you know, for the fact that there’ll be two Will Grayson’s in there somewhere.

I think that everyone, at some point, has wondered what it’d be like to meet someone with the same name. It’d be a completely odd and weird and wonderful experience, because on paper they are you, but if real life they’re definitely not. I liked how the novel dealt with that, with all of the characters problems (and they all-even the minor ones-had flaws. Yay! Because I hate it when they’re all perfect) and with high school. And that musical. It sure was something.

This book took me only a few days to read because it was so completely enjoyable. It made me laugh, gasp, cheer them on, want to throw things. Everything that a book should do and then some. I like it when a hilarious book can also have some really great messages thrown in there. And have amazing plot twists.

You should definitely check this book out! Everyone. Go go go!


p.s. much thanks to the nerdfighter who left a post-it in the copy I bought inviting me to join nerdfighteria! even if I already know all about it, it’s still nice to know there are local nerdfighters. ^^


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