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.
I love this book so much from beginning to end including the acknowledgments. It's a sweet story about friendship and love. I found myself crying and then laughing that completely unexpected moments. I also learned some very creative new cursewords. One of the best parts of this audiobook was hearing the songs from Tiny's musical sung aloud. That is a most excellent thing!
This was a great book it really brought back memories of first falling in love and getting back up and when I found my best friend and to this day he is still a big part of my life.