Book Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

August 8, 2016
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Book Synopsis


Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.

It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old – including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire – Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.

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My Thoughts about This Book

This book has been on my bookshelf for more than a year now. It was included in the John Green book set I bought with my savings as a gift for myself. I remember, when I bought that, my Mom almost made an issue in front of the cashier in the bookstore telling me how expensive it was and how unbelievable it was for me to save that certain amount of money. To explain myself, I only had told her these words: “You should be grateful your daughter collects books, and not boyfriends.” Fortunately for me, she immediately shut up. We laughed.

What my Mom didn’t know is that I see my books as an investment – that someday, I am going to have a library in my own home in which I will look at and be totally proud of myself for getting this far. What she also didn’t know is that I save money from the monthly allowance she gives me to buy clothes and books – the latter usually, that I eat in the cheapest cafeterias and restos in my college campus just to save some amount. BUT, I won’t ever starve myself though, in the process of it all.

So, where are we? Yes yes, Will Grayson, Will Grayson was a product of those little efforts from me. And I am proud of it.

Finally, just last week, after all the obstacles of busy schedules and myriad tasks, I decided to read this book! (Finally, I was out of my reading lump as well!) And I couldn’t tell you how much I adored this book. It talked about friendships, depression, love, and how it is going to hurt if you love something or someone that much because it matters (this part, i definitely highlighted). John Green and David Levithan created this masterpiece with somehow, genuine voices that seemed to speak for most of us, teenagers, and made their readers feel every single word they have written. I felt butterflies whenever Jane and Will #1 talked, and sparks whenever Will #2 and Tiny Cooper were near each other. I felt how Tiny was so determined for her play to be a success (and indeed it was) and how Will #2 almost pushed everyone away because of fear that no one really cares. I felt everything, and I loved it.

Pushing my love for John Green (my favorite author) to the sides first, I suggest you read this book. You’re welcome in advance.

Rate: 4/5

Favorite Quotable Quotes

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  • “maybe tonight you’re scared of falling, and maybe there’s somebody here or somewhere else you’re thinking about, worrying over, fretting over, trying to figure out if you want to fall, or how and when you’re gonna land, and i gotta tell you, friends, to stop thinking about the landing, because it’s all about falling.”
  • “I’ve never known before what it feels like to want someone – not to want to hook up with them or whatever, but to want them, to want them. And now I do. So maybe I do believe in epiphanies.”
  • “i feel like my life is so scattered right now. like it’s all these small pieces of paper and someone’s turned on the fan. but talking to you makes me feel like the fan’s been turned off for a little bit. like things could actually make sense. you completely unscatter me, and i appreciate that so much.”
  • “I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.”
  • “The things you hope for the most are the things that destroy you in the end.”

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So there you have it, loves – another review from yours truly. Have you read this book, too? Comment down below what your thoughts about it, too. I’d love to hear! And by the way, who’s your favorite author? I’m curious!

Thank you for reading!


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