Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

So this is my 4th out of five John Green books. It is not specified who writes which part, but the whole story is excellently written, so I guess David Levithan is a great writer like John Green.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about two teenage boys with the same name who meet by mistake and pure coincidence. They’ve both had a rough day, and maybe because they have the same name, or because o.w.g (other Will Grayson) is the only person around to listen, they tell each other about everything.

Because of their accidental meeting, both their lives change quite a lot. They move from a pair of insanely depressed teenagers to two boys who are discovering about life, love and truth.

The story is told in both their first person perspectives, with chapters switching narrators. This is VERY confusing at first because there is no indication or warning of the change of speaker but you eventually figure it out.

The book covers friendship, love, betrayal, homosexuality, honesty and self-discovery. You have your deep quotes in there too, like this one, “When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It’s because a little piece gets lost, and the remaining pieces couldn’t fit back together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.”

It was in no way my favourite John Green novel, and I felt like all the interesting things happened in the middle and the ending got very boring, but there’s still funny witty teen dialogue and hilarious depression rants at the beginning.

I’d give it a 5/10 and recommend it to anyone 13 and above.


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