Defiantly,the audiobook contained music and singing that hardcovers can't provide. IT IS WORTH IT!
The theme of friendship was so sweet. Love is friendship and it conveys a message to the readers. "Who would you wake up at 5 in the morning for even though you don't know what they need."
This was the first one and it was FABULOUS.
The way Tiny Cooper's best friend Will Grayson tries to find himself is full of quotes and themes that stick with every reader. "It's gonna hurt because it matters". I don't believe this quote hold true to only picking one part of the book that moved me ;). EVERY WORD OF THIS BOOK WILL MOVE SOMEONE!
If you are looking for a John green book that will not lead you into tears... well only happy ones. This book dealt with many serious issues in a realistic way that is very hard to capture. From Will Grayson's finding themselves to Will Grayson battling depression. Each word is written in a way that can be both meaningful and hilarious. Not what I expected but
I would not change a single word. ENJOY
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First time authors, a high school coming of age story. Two Chicago area high school kids named Will Grayson are brought togetther under strange circumstances. Both are trying to find themselves and that's what the story is about. It was well written, witty, and the narration was really good. It's a fiarly short story and doesn't take long to get through.
It must be. The singing parts could never be captured in print as well as on audio.
Can't tell. I deviate between Tiny Cooper and Will Grayson's girlfriend.
The way they shared responsibility for both Will Graysons was insightful and dramatic.
Laugh. Very funny and quirky.
Sure. The narration was definitely not my issue with this book, in fact it was the saving grace. And I loved the barbs and subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) humor woven through the story enough to keep me listening. I feel writing off the authors or narrators would be doing them a disservice, since my main issue was my lack of connection with the main characters, not with the way the book was written or narrated.
I am not a fan of either Will Grayson. They were self-absorbed, whiny/petulant characters that I could not really connect with.
The musical was definitely my favorite. They actually sing some of the songs, and it is simply outstanding. The narrators really went for it, and it definitely pays off. By this point, the Wills have pulled their heads out of their asses to make them more or less likable too, which is a plus.
No. Everything is well wrapped up at the end, and other story would needlessly extend things.
My dislike of this book is irrevocably tied to my dislike of the Wills. If I were rating the last third of the book, my rating would definitely be higher, 3.5 or 4 stars. The humor and witty execution of the writing was a nice constant throughout the book that would often startle a laugh from me because it often caught me off guard. If you connect with either or both of the Wills, I imagine you will have a much more positive experience, but they simply did not resonate with me.
I got this book because I love The Fault in Our Stars so much. I can't recommend this one as highly but the story was fun, fresh and interesting if a little (a lot) unbelievable. Both narrators did a good job, but their voices sound so similar.
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I don't know why I absolutely enjoyed this story so much - maybe b/c it brought me back to high-school days or maybe its b/c John Green did such an incredible job making his characters so real, the reader could relate to each and every one. The narrators were both fantastic and actually I searched for more books read by each. This book is a typical John Green novel and it was worth the credit and more. The storyline about a straight and a gay HS boy was genius - and quite honestly, esp today (I would know seeing how my daughter is in show choir and has many gay friends) coming out as a HS boy is tough and JG portrayed it perfectly in his novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson. My Favorite character other than the gay WG, was def. Tiny Cooper!
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I think I picked this book up on the $4.95 special list. I don't regret listening to it, but it is full of teenage drama that can get tiring after a while. I generally tend to like Adolescent Literature, but this one was not of high quality. I have a feeling that teenagers might enjoy the book a whole lot more. The characters are endearing, and the book is funny at times, albeit not very realistic.
I just could not get into this book. Maybe if I try it at another time it will strike me differently but I just didn't care about the character.
My book group read this (yes, it's a YA novel and we are adults, but there were reasons) and had a very lively discussion about it. But the two of us who listened to it had the same problem: the 2 Will Graysons are read by two different actors but their voices and personalities sound alike -- so much so that we couldn't tell who was speaking and were confused most of the way! Those who read the book form told us that one is italicized so you always know who's "speaking." This should be re-recorded with two distinct voices.
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.