Review – Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Cover of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David LevithanWill Grayson, Will Grayson, David Levithan, John Green

I had this from Netgalley at some point, and now I have it from the library, and I’d always been kind of intending to read it anyway. I liked Boy Meets Boy — it was cute — and so I expected to like David Levithan’s part of this more than John Green’s, since I have read some of John Green’s work and found it completely bland. Oddly enough, it was the other way round; it wasn’t my thing, but the first Will Grayson’s friendship with Tiny Cooper was oddly compelling. In fact, the vividness of it reminded me of Boy Meets Boy, so that I was surprised to find those were Green’s chapters.

But. I don’t really ‘get it’. The tone doesn’t work for me, and the teenage concerns are… well, I’m not sure I had patience with it when I was a teenager, and now I’m an old lady (nearly twenty-six!) I really don’t have patience with it. And I just find the sections all in lower-case hard to read.

Get off my lawn, etc.

Rating: 1/5

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7 thoughts on “Review – Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  1. Hmmm. This book has been in my maybe-I’ll-read-one-day pile, and after this review it will likely stay there. I like both authors and the idea of this book sounded interesting but sounds like it doesn’t really play out all that well. Thanks for the heads up! – ashley

  2. I like both authors of this book, but I haven’t read this one yet. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I might pick it up one day, who knows. Thanks for the review!

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