Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
(Dutton Children’s, 2010, 304 pages)
There are two Will Graysons living in the suburbs of Chicago. The first Will Grayson we meet is content to live his life on the sidelines – especially when he can’t help but be overshadowed by his flamboyantly gay best friend, Tiny Cooper, who is the complete opposite of what his name would imply. Will has always embraced Tiny for who he is and he’s never had a problem showing off his alliances but when Tiny tries out some matchmaking Will is decidedly not a fan.
Meanwhile, the other Will Grayson lives a life that is considerably darker from Will Grayson #1. The second Will Grayson lives alone with his mother and suffers from depression. He has a pessimistic nature and isn’t one to look for the silver lining of situations. The only “bright” spot in his life is Isaac, a friend he met online who he feels he can truly be himself around. There are certainly feelings here – if only the two could find a way to meet…
When Will Grayson #2 heads to Chicago to finally meet up with Isaac the lives of the two Will Graysons collide. The impact of this meeting sends ripples throughout both of their lives. Each Will Grayson is struggling with a certain aspect of who they are and perhaps finding each other will help them find themselves.
This was a great audiobook to listen to and I really enjoyed the story. The book is aimed for the YA crowd, but I still enjoyed it. I’m glad I finally got around to picking it up 🙂