Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Review

For a book with two narrators and a tittle named after these lead voices, Will Grayson, Will Grayson surprisingly did not center around either Will Grayson. Quickly the two stories collide and the focus shifts off our two narrators and onto the person who connects them.  

Lighthearted and laugh worthy this story rapidly sweeps you into its web of delightful characters. Each Will Grayson has a somewhat pessimistic doom and gloom view of the world, but this story is hopeful and grounded. While the plot may require more suspension of disbelief than other stories, (yes even other John Green stories) the characters, romance, and musical numbers are worth it.

This is not a long-term relationship book, one that you might pick up other and over again, each time gleaning new, profound insights into the characters or plot. It is more of a fling—quick and casual.  

If you are having John Green withdraws while excitingly waiting for Turtles All The Way Down, but have never read Will Grayson, Will Grayson (because does it really count as John Green?) this book is definitely worth a quick and casual read.

The question is rhetorical, but if I wasn’t trying to shut up, I’d answer it: You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.
— Will Grayson, Will Grayson; page 43

Mood: skipping. That’s it, just skipping.

Rating: 4/5

For fans of: An Abundance of Katherines, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, It’s Kind of a Funny Story