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.
I thought, based on the title, that the book had potential. There was a chance that it would be an exciting love story. You know… two guys with the same name… So based on the title and the blurb, I expected something like this. But I got something different. First I was a little bit pissed off, but then I calmed down, because what I got I could love too. And oh my God, how much I liked it… until the end.
First I need to say that this book has a much deeper content than I thought. It’s much more dramatic. It isn’t a lighthearted love story, but a difficult one. Wait! It isn’t a love story at all.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about personal orientation (Here I don’t just think of the gay/straight thing, but who you are, and what you want, and with whom you want it.), friendships, relationships, and unconditional, totally conforming affection. There are a lot of beautifully written feelings in the book.
I loved reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson, despite the fact that there aren’t too many happenings in it. The plot isn’t important, but the feelings, emotions are evoked in you.
The problem is the end of the story. I didn’t like it. It wasn’t bad, I smiled on it after all, but I wanted a different ending.
Characters (Spoiler Degrees: 2)
I got some exceptionally special, excellent characters from the book. They almost step out from the pages. All of them are real, touchable, and adorable. I have to admit that I’m not as fascinated with Will Grayson I. as Will Grayson II. I’m much more interested in the life, fate, and behavior of the latter.
This book is about two Will Graysons, but… you shouldn’t forget Tiny Cooper… He is the best character whom I’ve ever read about. Honestly. He is an incredible, but an admittedly strange guy. He has a really big heart. Despite being a little bit selfish sometimes, especially when he is in love, he is so cute.
I failed to like Jane. She isn’t a well-developed character; her personality couldn’t grab my attention. And Maura… I absolutely hate her, she is a f… b… (long beeps follow).
I think I can say that I love Will Grayson, Will Grayson despite the ending. I love Will Grayson, and the other Will Grayson, and Tiny Cooper. Guys, I appreciate all of you!
It’s not a wow-kind of cover, but I think it suits the book. It is better than if there had been people or something trite on it. The book looks cool even without the dust cover: it’s black and simple, and there are letters only on the spine. It doesn’t indicate an easy-going story.
The Story: 4/5
The Characters: 5/5