Monday, March 25, 2013

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

 Hey guys!! The fourteenth book is Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Oh. My. Goodness. Golly. Where can I begin?! First, John Green is one my favorite authors of all time. I just love how he puts in his dry humor. When I was reading I could really hear each character's own voice in my mind. I also loved the concept of how all the odd chapters were from the perspective of the Will Grayson written by John Green, and all the even chapters were from the perspective of the Will Grayson written by David Levithan. I really enjoyed the two different writing styles the authors had. John Green had that dry humor and reasoning, while David Levithan just wrote in this raw way. When I say raw I mean words that were supposed to be capitalized weren't and the random spaces between the paragraphs that seemed pointless but really added to the raw effect from this character of Will Grayson. Another thing is how the characters in John Green's chapters would say the word "like" while they were talking, which made me notice how much myself and my friends use that word. Never knew how that one word could get annoying.

About the Authors:
John Green
  • Bestselling author of Looking for AlaskaAn Abundance of KatherinesThe Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns
  • Makes YouTube videos with brother that sparks changes throughout the country and world (Go Nerdfighters!)
  • Earned a B.A. while double majoring in English (Specializing in Mark Twain) and Religious Studies (Focusing mostly on Islam) at Kenyon College
David Levithan
  • Known for his first novel Boy Meets Boy and Nick and Noah's Infinite Playlist
  • He is an editorial director for Scholastic
  • He is the founder of  PUSH - a program through Scholastic that focuses on new authors
  • Nominated for the Abraham Lincoln Award in 2013
  • Was listed #3 on the New York Time's bestseller's list for chapter books for children - being the first novel to be on this list starring gay characters
What to Expect in this Book:
  • Gay-Straight Alliance 
  • Exaggeration
  • Online IM-ing 
  • MIA father
  • Heartbreak
  • School Musical
  • five out of five stars
    • A read that will have you laughing out loud, but yet feeling the pain of heart break. 

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