Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The two narrators are less than lovable, and considering this is a book about falling in love, that's a big risk for the authors. But it's a risk that pays off, not only for the conflict resolution that must take place is a YA novel, but also because it gives the supporting characters a way to actually support other than providing dialog openings. Green and Levithan would have benefited from a few more trips back to their setting, though. Tiny Cooper, the supporting character that holds the two Will Grayson's together, isn't quite the novelty that Green and Levithan try to make him, there's at least one guy or girl like him in every suburban high school now; and hoodies worn with the hood up during school??? There were other miscues, some needed for the sake of the story, others simply poor research, but the story is a good one that goes beyond dare to be different and into dare to make mistakes.
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