Short, Simple, No Spoilers
John Green writes interesting, funny, flawed teen characters in fantastical, yet simple situations. This book takes on two different boys sharing the name, Will Grayson. With humor and wit, Green writes of falling in love; being gay; and learning to appreciate & celebrate friendships. I really enjoyed this listen and recommend this as a solid young adult crossover for us older folks. If you liked this book and his writing style, dont miss Fault in Our Stars.
This is a cleverly written book, and the readers are outstanding. I wish Tiny's musical were real so I could see it now that I've heard some of the songs. The book looks at the problems of love and friendship in a high school setting. However I have to warn conservative readers that one of the book's threads is about homosexual love. It's tastefully done, but it's there. If that's going to bother you, read one of the authors' other books.
I loved this book! The two distinct writing styles of the two very different Will Graysons (and the two very different narrators) are what make the book. It is laugh out loud funny and the voices of all the characters are perfect. (The gay friend, Tiny, is absolutely delightful to listen to.) I recommend this book, and I recommend it even more on Audiobook, as listening to it really brings the characters to life.
I'm the author of the book "Bronx DA" and an attorney.
I listened to this book based on the ratings and it did not disappoint. This was a very funny, refreshing and interesting book that really captures teen angst. I'm not sure I agree that it's appropriate for teenagers. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is that some musical "numbers" that are relevant to one of the characters kind of drone on. But the story is fantastic and the narrators were terrific.
It was a good day when I realized I could combine my two hobbies- reading AND knitting. Audible has seen me through many projects!
I loved this book! The story was fresh and funny, and I often found myself giggling while listening to it! The narrators are perfect for the story and I appreciated all of the theatrics of their voices. I'd highly recommend this one for people looking for something fun to listen to.
Sometimes I don't want to waste my credit on a relatively short book like this one (7hrs 52m). But this was SO worth it! The story is sweet, characters are vivid and remind me of people I know in real life. They don't seem contrived in any way. I laughed out loud many times- the narrators are great! I am so happy that I invested my credit and listening time in this one!
I can't even think of what to say that would be worthy enough for this book. It was amazing. It's funny, sad, and thought-provoking. A true to life coming of age tale about learning to be happy with who you are. If you want to discover a little about yourself and your relationships with the people around you or just want to laugh out loud then have a go.
This is a story about two teenage boys both named Will Grayson, who end up meeting by chance and change their lives. It's about high school, being gay, teen angst, first relationships, failed relationships, family, and most of all friendship. It might not sound like this has something for everyone, but I'm a 30-year old woman and I adored it. Once you get past the somewhat whiny beginning (but not for long- like ten minutes) it begins touching on all the places young people are feeling, and reminding everyone else of how they used to feel. I believe there is a character or at least a scene, that everyone can relate to in some way, and that makes you care about this story and its characters. You begin to badly want them to grow up and get what they want, and although their dreams do not all come true, the end is satisfying. I wouldn't say leave this one to the teens- just try it. It's also hilarious! I laughed out loud too many times to count.
This is one of the best and funniest books I have experienced in a long time. It was a lot of fun to litsen to and now I cannot imagine it in any other form. I am recommending it to everyone I know! It is a wonderfully modern story about growing up and learning to be comfortable in your own skin. It is a teenage story in the young adult genre but I am 23 (some-what young adult) and still found it charming and relevant. It is also hilarious! I listened to the majority of it on my ipod at work and had to keep myself from bursting into laughter in the middle of the office on several occassions. Give it a try! It is completely worth it!
Friendship is beautiful.
Tiny Cooper. Obviously. He was the character around which everyone and everything revolved. He tied it all together. He was the best.
I wept when Will Grayson #1 mended his friendship with Tiny. It was a pivotal moment. What's nice is the book teaches that boys/men/males can be in touch with their feelings, but it's also about how difficult it is to do that, especially as an adolescent.
The audiobook is about a musical and has singing. The two narrators were SUPERB. And they sang. And I loved them. A++