Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

By: John Green and David Levithan
Location: FIC GRE with all the other John Greens, but you wont find them cause they are always out!!!
Genre: Hmm this is an interesting one.. Youth Fiction and LGBT

Just been to India, actually this book has hardly any cultural connection to India except I bought it there, have not seen it in New Zealand - ever. It cost 350 rupees- $6.70NZ- a total bargain.
I did not expect the plot to evolve the way it did and I get annoyed that LGBT literature hides itself, why cant they simply state what the book is really about! It is a great asset to the genre so why hide it?
It is about two guys- both called Will Grayson and it is written by two amazing Youth Fiction Authors, and it deals with two big youth issues- depression and being a teenager who is gay.
Arlene from Goodreads says it better than I can..
Wow! What did I just finish reading? I don't know whether to cringe, cry, walk away baffled, or sing from the top of the mountain in a musical-esque crescendo BRILLIANT! The writing was refreshing, edgy, raw, and offensive at times but never off the mark.
  Truly a honest and thought-provoking portrayal of two very confused and angsty teenage boys, both named Will Grayson who are just trying to figure out who they are and ultimately crossing paths in the least likely of scenarios. I started laughing from the first page and continued to laugh out loud throughout the story, but not without its occasional but constant tangents of sad and revealing moments and ultimate heart changing conclusion. This book covered the gamut of teenage struggles, including homosexuality, depression, love, loss, true friendship and painful self-revelation.
 

 

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