YA Favorite: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

One chilly Chicago night, Will Grayson meets the last person he expected to meet: Will Grayson. These two teens may have the same name, but their similarities seemingly end there. Will Grayson Number One lives with a steadfast desire to stay under the radar. This is a constantly difficult task because of Tiny Cooper, Will’s flamboyant, enormous best friend. Will Grayson Number Two is wading through a sea of depression. He has no close friends and he likes it that way. However, the two Wills have more in common than they realize. When their lives intertwine, it sets off a chain of events that changes both of them for the better.

There are a lot of reasons to love Will Grayson, Will Grayson. This groundbreaking novel tells a fantastic story through the perspectives of two very different teens. In alternating chapters, John Green (author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars) and David Levithan (author of The Lover’s Dictionary and coauthor of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) each write from the perspective of one of the Will Graysons. This gives the two characters truly unique voices.

The friendships and romances between the characters are complicated and deep. This book is quirky, entertaining, poignant, and absolutely should not be missed.

Note: This book contains coarse language and some sexual references. Recommended for ages 15+.

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