“Will Grayson, Will Grayson”-John Green and David Levithan

ImageI….LOVE….TINY….COOPER! That’s one of my biggest take-a ways from this book.  Tiny Cooper is awesome, there’s just no getting around that.  I’m almost to the point where I would buy everyone in my Adolescent Literature class an “I Heart Tiny Cooper” shirt…if I had the money to do that.  Also, I wish someone could produce the play Tiny Cooper writes.  Or maybe just make a Will Grayson movie.  Then I will be happy…er.

Other than Tiny Cooper, my favorite part of this book was the fact that the teenagers in this story are dealing with actual, real world problems.  The second Will Grayson the reader is introduced to has a father that walked out on him.  He’s dealing with depression and the typical high school problem of not being able to fit in.  I felt that I could relate to this Will Grayson more so than the other one.  The problems he faces in high school were almost identical to mine.

I also like how the authors of this book, how do I word this, make being gay….okay? In my family, I grew up with the idea that men could not be with other men. Period. After experiencing my first semester of college my views on this issue have drastically changed.  I don’t really care whether you’re gay or not, as long as you’re happy.  Honestly, I don’t think it’s a big deal, and Green and Levithan seem pretty okay with it too.  This is the first book I have read that deals with different sexual preferences and I love it!

Conclusion? I LOVE TINY COOPER…and this book!

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5 thoughts on ““Will Grayson, Will Grayson”-John Green and David Levithan

  1. After reading your post I have changed my mind a little bit about the book. I liked the book because of the way that it focused on real life issues as well, and I feel maybe the reason I didn’t like the book was because I wasn’t able to relate the situations in the story to anything.
    If you have student in your class that can relate to the book, give it to them! Have them read it and gain some feedback from them.

  2. Hey Brittany, it’s me again. I am glad that I read your response on “Will Grayson Will Grayson” because I am getting ready to start that book right now…..in like 15 minutes actually. Your response made this book sound WAY interesting. So of course I want to open it up now! Great job!

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