Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Some people have lives; some people have music.”
I'm rather annoyed with this book - I don't know whether I should rate it 2 stars or 3 stars! It's just so hard to decide between them. Even though I do use half stars in my ratings, this book is causing a small problem. It was neither excellent, nor terrible. After a little bit of introspection, I guess I didn't dislike it enough to rate it 2, so 3 it is!
“I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.”
The story revolves around two teenage boys: Will Grayson and Will Grayson. This, I must admit, is a really good idea! John Green's Will Grayson goes to a (porn) shop in Chicago to try out his fake ID. David Levithan's will grayson goes there to meet his fake boyfriend. And then both of them meet: "Hi! I'm Will Grayson!" "Really? I'm Will Grayson, too!" The book is about the lives of these two. It is a really good idea, but not executed in a marvellous manner. Honestly, I expected more from the man I adore for writing The Fault in Our Stars.
“Caring doesn't sometimes lead to misery. It always does.”
Both the Will Graysons are different. Darn, these two are hard to introduce! The first Will Grayson writes in uppercase, so I like him more than the other. The second will grayson's narrative is all in lowercase, and even though there is a legitimate reason for that, it really didn't earn my chagrin. It was really annoying!
“I'm so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.”
My main problem with this book is that is lacks the ability to grab the attention of the reader. The characters are actually pretty boring, and in my opinion (which, I have a feeling, is not a very popular one), Levithan's Will Grayson was the more boring one among the two Will Graysons. The basic plot was intriguing, my favourite thing about the book being the fact that it's LGBT friendly! I actually read this as a part of the BOTM in my LGBT group. It simply wasn't my cup of tea. It was really confusing - which Will Grayson is who? Moreover, that lowercase!
“I don't want to fall. All I want to do is stand on solid ground.”
Sadly, I didn't enjoy it enough to fangirl over it like The Fault in Our Stars, but it wasn't a bad read. I loved the LGBT part of it, and I'd definitely recommend to those who I think will enjoy it. But, of course, it was very different and unique in it's own way.
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