Captivating (very gay) story. Straight listener that enjoyed listening to the two authors tell their tale for a few weeks on his elliptical. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is not a story about big, gay "Tiny" Cooper, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a story about Love.
I'm a huge John Green fan -- TFIOS, Looking for Alaska, whatever. BUT, this book was horrendous and i barely made it through. It was not engaging nor interesting, and it was hard to figure out what the hell was going on until the end of the book when you finally got used to the weird writing style.
This book gave me great insight into many aspects of human relationships and particularly penetrating insights into the minds; and, more importantly, the hearts of people who play for the white sox ((inside joke)you have to listen to this book to understand.) B-) I identify strongly with Tiny's best friend; because, I've lived in his shoes and also his head. When I was younger (even now) I was very awkward (Typical with Child prodigies with autistic tendencies). For one thing we tend to tell the Truth before we realise the people we're talking to desperately avoid hearing or even thinking of the truth. Anyway this book is both gay and straight simple truth.
We were sorely disappointed. John Green is a beloved author of ours, but this story line was abysmal. While the first introduced Will Grayson was very funny and entertaining, the second was too snide and cynical to listen to. The reader of him reminded me of how The Joker talks in the same sarcastic, hateful tone. The second Will Grayson describes various sexual acts which was uncomfortable to say the least. If the book had only been the first Will Grayson, I would have loved it, but the second Will Grayson made it unreadable, and after a few chapters we turned it off because his crude speech and atrocious world view were too grating.
This book was great to me, and I'm old. I think a younger audience would love it more. It deals with so many issues that mean so much at the high school age. I like how everything doesn't tie up perfectly the way a romance book would, but instead, it's more true to life and ends in greater purpose way.
I've never had so much fun in a book. the twists and turns...the humor...the characters...the format....just. Man. Just listen to this. I'm twice the age of a teenager and loved every minute.
This coming of age and coming out story is a bit dated now but still a great read.