Above average. WGWG was a good listen since the characters were so very different and it helps when there are two narrators.
The ending. I didn't cry but I was darn close.
Tiny was my favorite, even if he was also annoying.
I was taken aback by the prevalence of homosexuality in this book. The book is NOT about homosexuality but it certainly generated thoughts on the subject that I did not anticipate. WGWG is purposefully and poignantly provocative and at times I was quite uncomfortable. Ultimately, the story worked very well.
I laughed a few times, mostly during the John Green chapters, but the book isn't overtly funny. As I said before, I didn't cry but that's only because I'm stubborn.
Very good read and very interesting.
The story was dumb, the narration was terrible, so overacted. I have read books by both of these authors and enjoyed them very much. But this story was a miss, and I usually enjoy the YA genre.Not much more I can say, would not recommend it.
*This review is by a 30-something female, from whom High School feels a long way away*
I like that this book exists. I hope it helps people to understand compassion, acceptance, tolerance, depression, 'love', 'like', and all the other good stuff that goes along with life (especially during those late teens). But for me, and maybe others like me, the revelations in this book are not so much ground breaking, but more like a reminder of what life was like back when a high school relationship was the totality of your world (you know, before bills, mortgages, bosses, and parenting comes into the picture).
This story is sweet in a lot of ways, and the characters are very likable. Having suffered from depression in the past (and when I was a teenager) I liked Will Grayson 2's perspective on Mental Health Days and his general frustrations with people who see "depression" as a adjective and not the all-encompassing thing that it is. Depression is a life and death battle that people do not "get over" but survive.
That said, I found myself to be a bit too old (and maybe too happy with my life these days) to get a lot out of this, aside from a fairly enjoyable way to spend 7 hours.
I'd recommend this for teens, which is the intended audience after all, but for those adult readers who enjoy a good teen fiction, it's not in the same league as Hunger Games, Harry Potter, or even Divergent, and you could do without adding this one to your collection.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is definitely in the top ten of the audio books I've listened to.
One of the most memorable moments of the book is when the two Will Grayson's meet for the first time.
Both of the narrators did an excellent job!
There were several places in this book where i found myself literally laughing out loud. That's a rare thing.
This audio book is funny and heartwarming. The characters draw you in so completely that I often found myself thinking about them. I couldn't wait to get back to the story. Though I was sorry it had to end, I thought the ending was perfect!
I love sci-fi and fantasy books
it's a book that I'm sorry that wasn't around when I was a teenager. the characters are the engine of this book, and they make it a great reading.
It's like 7 hours of lame high school drama, with occasional pockets of insight and thoughtfulness, but seriously, not that much.
Here, I'll summarize the entire book for you: Omg, he kissed who?! She said what?! Oh no he did'ennnt! Woe is me.... my life is terrible.... omg he broke my heart.... blah blah blah blah.
These kids are all self-absorbed morons that haven't yet developed a sense of maturity. So I guess that makes them normal... but c'mon... they're all idiots. I wanted to punch every single one of them in face and tell them to stop being a whiny little *$^#*.
I absolutely adored Fault in our Stars... but you can skip this one.
I just did not like the story.
Sorry just did not like the story
Grea, well told, and life embracing story. Both insightful and entertaining.
Great performance , grabbed your interest.
It's not easy to make me laugh or cry, and this book truly touches your heart .
Listen and enjoy!!
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
It was wonderful to watch Will and Will meet and change each other’s lives forever. John Green’s Will Grayson was my favorite of the 2 Will Grayson’s but they were both equally amazing characters.
Every moment with Tiny! To quote Mean Girls: Tiny is almost too gay to function. I need a Tiny Cooper in my life.
No, I haven't. I strongly recommend listening to the audiobook version of this book instead of reading it. The audio version gives this book so much more than reading it ever could. The narrators even sings all the songs! I just don’t feel that reading the book could be nearly as enjoyable as listening to it.
The ending with Tiny Dancer
I truly believe that there’s nothing John Green can’t write that I won’t love. I literally laughed out loud almost the entire audiobook listen. My coworkers were looking at me like I was crazy while I was laughing out loud at one of the numerous hilarious quotes in this book.
And now I definitely need to read more my David Levithan now. His writing style was excellent and so incredibly funny!
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
I really enjoy audiobooks. So if an audiobook is available, that is usually my first choice. Sometimes though, I regret my decision. And this is one of those times. The story is told by two narrators in alternating chapters. So the audiobook used two narrators as well. One was fine. The other was annoying as hell. I think that this was primarily because the character portrayed was annoying as hell. Intentionally. While they are never my favorite character type, I can usually handle annoying characters - in small doses. But the annoying Will Grayson took up half the book.
If I read this myself, I think I would have been able to tone down the annoyance level in my head and made that part of the book more palatable. In audio format, with this narrator, rather than the character being toned down, he was ratcheted up 10 notches. And that was about 15 notches too many for me.
As far as the plot itself, 1/2 was a familiar coming of age story about an insecure teenage boy named Will Grayson. 1/2 was somewhat insulting. The annoyingly obnoxious Will Grayson was a caricature. He was so out there it was somewhat beyond belief and his portrayal fed into the misconceptions, disinformation and prejudices that make teenagers, never the most forgiving and accepting group of people, ostracize, humiliate and generally make life miserable those they think are different than them. Fortunately, most of those that fall into this group would likely not read this book.
Technically the book was very well written. The two authors involved had obvious writing chemistry. It was often touching and emotional. It was also quite funny. Unfortunately the most humorous sections were slightly uncomfortable because I felt like I was laughing at someone one, not with them.
All in all, I recommend the book. But not in audio format.