Finally, after three months I got the chance, the time, the strength (echos), and the heart to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson! ❤
I’ve been delaying to read this because: a) I had to finish reading other books that I think are more fitting with my emotional state (i.e. It’s Kind Of A Funny Story and Why We Broke Up); b) It’s a fricking John Green (JG) and David Levithan (DL) book; c) I was saving it for last; and d) GUYS IT DIDN’T DISAPPOINT. JG and DL are geniuses! I confused this paragraph with too many parentheses. Apologies.
It’s the first DL book I read. Fourth for JG. They should write more books together.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about two different Will Graysons who lead different lives in two different parts of Chicago. One fateful night, inside some random Chicago porn store, they met. Their lives changed since. Gradually yet drastically.
JG never fails to amuse me with his characters’ wit and humor. DL, on the other hand, is an honest writer. No holds barred ang peg! One can see the distinct differences of these two Wills. The authors established this through their writing style, and by dividing the Wills’ narratives in every other chapter. JG wrote for one Will Grayson, DL wrote for the other. The musical aspect of the story is something to watch out for as well!
I was so entertained that I wasn’t able to reflect on what the book’s underlying message until I got to the last few pages. What I learned is that your friends and other people exist to: a) push you to become the person you aspire to be; b) make you realize that the person you are is… well, annoyingunpleasantwhiny; and c) challenge you for you to unleash your *ooohhh* hidden potentials.
To end this entry (cos I don’t know how to end it gracefully), I’ll leave it with the first sentences from the first chapter:
When I was little, my dad used to tell me, “Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”
If that is not enough for you to read this book then I don’t know what else to tell you. ❤