18 January 2013

Book Review No. 67

Whelp...I suck...yep it's been 2 months since my last book review.  Oh well...holidays, craziness, etc.  At any rate, here's the latest book I read.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Summary:  It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets.  When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions.  With a push from friends new and old—including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical t heater auteur extraordinaire—Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.  (taken from book jacket)

First Paragraph:
“When I was little, my dad used to tell me, ‘Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.’  This seemed like a reasonably astute observation to me when I was eight, but it turns out to be incorrect on a few levels.  To begin with, you cannot possibly pick your friends, or else I never would have ended up with Tiny Cooper.”

My Critique:  I really really loved this book.  It's written by two renowned authors in the young adult literature scene and each title character is written by one author.  It's just alike enough to flow together and just different enough to keep you interested.  Very interesting concept and I enjoyed it quite a bit.  I'm always a fan of John Green and would recommend this book----but not if you're easily offended as it does include quite a bit of controversial topics.

A few beautiful sentences from this book:
"You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot."  (pg. 43)

"He is both the source of my happiness and the one I want to share it with."  (pg. 73)

"She kisses like a sweet devouring, and I don't know where to touch her because I want all of her."  (pg. 134)

"He is starting to blush from what he's said, and he's actually too shy to lean down to me, so I find myself lifting to kiss him, keeping my eyes open because I want to see his surprise and see his happiness because there's no way for me to see or even feel my own."  (pg. 149)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in the afore mentioned book, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, are the sole views and opinions of the author and have nothing to do with me or my own views/opinions/beliefs...so get off my back. I am in no way affiliated with with afore mentioned author...except that one time in Vegas------------uh, nevermind...

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