Sunday, January 11, 2015

Book Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan


One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high-school stage.

I received this eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I couldn't help but feel the feels!! This hooked me from the very first page, only really witty books make me laugh out loud. Whenever I was reading this, I felt like I was reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is my favorite book, it had this "perks vibe" which made me love it even more.

We're firstly introduced to Will Grayson, then a chapter later, the writing is in lower-case and it's confusing.. it took me 3 chapters to realize that the book is from both Will Grayson's POVs and the way you'll be able to differentiate is in the writing. 

I was anticipating Will and Will to be together the whole time, I totally didn't expect a change of events (read the book to know what I mean *evil grin*). Overall, I loved most of the characters, Will Grayson went through some character development that I loved, he stepped out of his shell and it made me happy to see him happy. On the same hand, the other will grayson went through a ton of crap only to get picked up again by someone.. I can possibly say that I liked will and was interested in him more than Will. Maybe the reason is because I fell in love with Tiny and his quirkiness. You can't help but love Tiny. Am I right, or am I right?

will grayson was just in the middle; he lacked a dad and was neither okay with it or extremely upset about it. He suffered from a heartbreak and wasn't as dramatic as Tiny was about it, he just moved on. Seeing such a character that also suffered from depression live normally with the hardships of his life affected me deeply. The lower-case writing also added in to the aspect of him not caring about anything which I loved.

I didn't like the love stories as much as I expected to, I thought they were unoriginal and cliche, but they still made my heart flutter. Aside from that, this book really made me think, you can always appreciate contemporaries that make you stop. Put down the book. And think. That is why I gave it such a high rating, it's not just a story about love. This book will stay for a long time with me, as it was truly memorable. I picked out some of my favorite quotes and I will include them down below..

Will Grayson, Will Grasyon dealt with LGBT, which was one of my 2015 reading resolutions, it also tackled some major depression aspects. It was my first time ever reading anything by David Levithan and I must say, I'm missing out! The writing of both of these authors captivated me..

Friendships, family and relationships, this book had it all! It's fast-paced and heart-warming! I needed such a light read.. I recommend it to all! 

" The things you hope for the most are the things that destroy you in the end."

" Love is tied to truth." 

Have you read Will Grayson,Will Grayson? Tell me in the comments below!

Have a great day everyone! 

- Jay


  1. This book is wonderful! David Levithan is one of my favorite author, and John Greens writing is quite similar to his. So I was very excited that they had written a book together.
    I think David Levithan's Will was my favorite (the lower case one). I'm really intrigued by catfishing - as it's called - and I think books about LGBT rights are important. Maybe someday it won't be considered nothing less than normal :)
    Also, I see you are reading The Lover's Dictionary! I can't wait to read your review :) I hope you are liking it.

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

    1. I definitely agree, I haven't read anything by David Levithan before and this has opened a portal into his mind for me and I'm glad it did. His writing is absolutely beautiful and I'm intrigued to read more of his work. (I'm currently reading the Lover's Dictionary)

      ME TOO! I was shocked by the aspect and the revelation of who was catfishing him. I loved that he was gay and it made me so happy that people are shedding light on the subject. :)

      Oh, hahaha I see you've already seen that I am, It is so cute but I keep putting it down for other books. It is quite a short book, but in the wrong time. I should have picked it up when I'm less busy so I can fly through it in one sitting. I think I'd like it better. :)

      Thank you for stopping by!


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