Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gossip Time...Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Last week Brenda Drake held a contest called Show Me the Voice. Will Grayson, Will Grayson written by John Green and David Levithan is an excellent example of strong character voice. This story is told from the point of view of two different teenagers who both happen to be named Will Grayson.

Other than sharing a name, these two Will Grayson's couldn't be more different. This book tells us the painfully hilarious tale of these two teens and how their paths accidentally cross one night in Chicago.

My favorite line from the book (bear with me as this is not a direct quote as I listened to this on audiobook) was when Will Grayson is venting about the pointlessness of TTYL, LOL, and ROFL.

ROFL. Are you really rolling on the floor laughing? Well, if you are, stay down there so I can kick you ass!

With so many female driven young adult books out there, this book can definitely be categorized as a guy book. But, it's a guy book with a character driven story that even girls will fall in love with. If you're looking for a good laugh and read, check out Will Grayson, Will Grayson.


  1. And a YAY for John Green :) I loved this book so much. I especially loved the first line from the gay Will Grayson's first chapter. "I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me."

  2. I've heard a lot of great things about this book. I'll have to pick it up.