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Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 Challenge - Book 13, Will Grayson, Will Grayon

It is almost the end of January and I have read 13 books.  I am pretty proud of myself, so I am going to pat myself on the back for just a minute.

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Today I am going to review the book:  Will Grayson, Will Grayson

This was under the category:  A Book With Two Or More Authors

This is a story of a boy - named Will Grayson who meets another boy named Will Grayson.  One Will is straight, and one is gay.  They run in two completely different circles.  Once they meet, their lives intertwine.  The story is told by the points of view of both Wills (one chapter was straight Will, the next - gay Will) and even though they are from different sides of the tracks, they both experience love and sadness and friendship in the same way.

This was a pretty good book.  I like one book that John Green wrote, and I find myself trying many of this books.  This one was better than "Looking for Alaska", but not as good as "Fault In Our Stars".  I loved one character in this book - Tiny Cooper.  We never really learn what his actual first name is, but Tiny is huge.  Over 6 feet tall and 300 pounds.  And gay.  He becomes the common factor between the two Will Graysons and the reason their lives intertwine.  The book ends on a high note, but I do wish it would have gone on a few more pages.  It doesn't really tell me what I wanted to know about one of the  Will Graysons - even though I think it is implied.  But I felt unsure, so I felt a little let down by the end.

Also - there is quite a bit of swearing in this book.  It is a YA and I think of my own almost 13 year old and think I am not ready for her to read these books yet.  She probably hears enough of it on the bus to fill a book on its own, but I think that for YA novels - they could keep the swearing to a minimum.  It doesn't add to the book at all.  A few is one thing, but this one was worse than most.

Now that I have given my "mom" thoughts on the book, my final word is - give it a try.

Stars: 3

1 comment:

  1. I read this one and really liked it! Not at first; I think I found both Wills to be annoying when first meeting them, but they definitely grew on me and I liked the whole leadup to the ending.