Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Author: John Green and David Levithan
Summary: As the title suggests, this story contains two characters that are both named Will Grayson. One Will Grayson, distinguished by always having his name capitalized, is friends with Tiny Cooper, a very gay and very large football player who lives his life in the spotlight. Just as every action has an equal and opposite reaction, Tiny’s noticeability is equally as strong as Will’s opposite desire to go unnoticed. The other will grayson, distinguished by always having his name in lowercase, is gay and disappointed when he discovers that the guy he met online has a crush on his friend Maura, who’s a girl and obviously not his type. The two Wills meet through an interesting series of events and an equally interesting string of events happens afterwards.
Six Word Review: John Green can do no wrong.
I started reading because: I like all of John Green’s other books so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed by this one.
I would give this book 10/10 stars because it normalizes gay romantic relationships. There’s still a tangible prejudice against gay people so I think this book contains a great message for people of all ages. Plus this book is hilarious as per usual when it comes to John Green.
I loved the character Tiny Cooper. He’s so unapologetically himself you can’t help but love him. I hated will’s negative attitude.
If Tiny Cooper was in a high school yearbook, he would be voted Most Likely To: Change The World.
Anything else we should know? Neutral Milk Hotel, a band mentioned in the book, is a real band and their music is good, I recommend listening to them.
— Regina, 17, West Seattle