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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Green, John, 1977-

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0525421580
Branch Call Number: FIC G
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Levithan, David


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My 10-year-old girl said it was inappropiate book for her age. There are too many swearing words in the book

Way too many bad language & swearing! I guess that's what the real teenage/adult world is - adding 'F****** to every possible sentence....

Will grayson, will grayson was a hilarious, amazing, and fabulous page turner. I highly recommend this book to mature audiences though. Although this book is great, it is ver easy to get lost or confused, so make sure you thoroughly read through this book so you can understand it. I give it 5 stars.

Jul 09, 2014
  • CenturysEnigma rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved the witty characters and ending!

Jul 01, 2014
  • himrqwerty rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved the way this book delved into the pressure to do things you don't want to, and the way it portrayed highschool misery was elegant. I also loved the switching of fonts and styles between the two Wills, but Tiny was my favourite.

Jun 28, 2014
  • Green_Penguin_47 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I like the concept of the book, but I found it quite confusing as to which Will Grayson was speaking, sometimes I could tell, but then it seemed like they had the same friends and I just? Maybe if I read it again, which I would, I might understand it a bit better. I just found this one downside of the book.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson has gotten to a point where his main rules in
life are "1.Don't care too much" and "2.Shut up". He tries
his hardest not to attach himself to anything or anyone,
including his best friend Tiny- an eccentric large boy, who
happens to be gay, who is in the midst of writting the
greatest musical in the history of the world and a girl who I
really likes to like, but not to date.

But he's not the only Will Grayson out there.

The OTHER Will Grayson is confused, alone and depressed. He
spends his time hating school, hating his few friends and
chatting with his online boyfriend at night.

One night in a strange place the two Will Graysons meet and
their lives conpletely change...

I thought this was a really well written book. It's not just
the black and white of life, this story goes much deeper than
that. The alternating perspectives was also a very
interesting spin. I recommend this to anyone who appreciates a good real life story.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In this experimental novel, authors John Green and David Levithan bring their respective Wills to life in alternating chapters. Levithan has done this project before with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, but the real treat of the book are Green’s chapters. The author and professional Nerdfighter manages to juggle humor, emotion, and lifelike dialogue among teenagers. His references to real bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel and the Dead Milkmen help ground the book further in reality.

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"Two different guys named Will Grayson narrate this sarcastic, hilariously profound novel about friendship, love, and musical theatre. One Will Grayson is the long-suffering best friend of Tiny Cooper, "the world's largest person who is really, really gay and also the world's gayest person who is really, really large" -- and "large" refers not just to Tiny's size, but also his personality. The other will grayson (he doesn't bother with capital letters) is cynical and depressed, and lives for his late-night chat sessions with a guy named Isaac. In a stunning coincidence, the two Will Graysons meet...and then things really get interesting." Teen Scene February 2014 newsletter

Jan 03, 2014
  • Princeton13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really interesting book to read, in the sense that it was an easy read and not intellectually demanding, but very emotionally grabbing.

The plot, much like Green's other books was very basic and had little action, but brought you along very nicely anyway.

Overall good read and great messages and themes.

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Jul 01, 2014
  • himrqwerty rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 11, 2014
  • ElainaL rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Jun 02, 2013
  • RubyEsmeralda rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 26, 2012
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May 13, 2012
  • JOSEPH POTTER rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 01, 2011
  • Keep_On_Rockin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 17, 2011
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"the bean is this really stupid sculpture that they did for millenium park — i guess at the millenium — which originally had another name, but everyone started calling it the bean and the name stuck. it’s basically this big reflective metal bean that you can walk under and see yourself all distorted. i mean, i’ve been here before on school trips, but i’ve never been here with someone as huge as tiny before. usually it’s hard to locate yourself in the reflection, but this time i know i’m the wavy twig standing next to the big blob of humanity." (page 146)

I give people credit for buying into consumerism. - straight Will Grayson

Feb 01, 2012
  • dprodrig rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

p 144
tiny doesn't just sing these words - he belts them. it's like a parade coing out of his mouth. i have no doubt the words travel over lake michigan to most of canada and on to the north pole. the farmers of saskatchewan are crying. santa is turning to mrs. claus and saying 'what the fuck is that?'

Apr 01, 2011
  • Keep_On_Rockin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

People act like it`s the most important thing humans do, but come on. How can our sentient fucking lives revolve around something slugs can do. -straight Will Grayson

Apr 01, 2011
  • Keep_On_Rockin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

But with friendship, there`s nothing like that. Being in a relationship, that`s something you chose. Being friends that`s just just something you are. -straight Will Grayson


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May 01, 2013
  • Shyanne Duquette rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: it has some internet chat scene sex stuff, but its not too bad.

Jan 05, 2013
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: As above, some f-bombs.

May 29, 2010
  • k_t rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Does contain a few mentions of the f-bomb, but nothing that a teen can't handle (I'd just be wary of using it in book clubs).


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Jun 29, 2013
  • rock_on_4ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A awesome book about 2 kids, one gay and one straight, both named Will Grayson. They both have very different stories that intertwine to create an awesome musical, "Hold Me Closer," by gay football player, Tiny Cooper.

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