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  • Writer's pictureSofiya Pasternack

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author: John Green and David Levithan

Genre: Contemporary

Series: Will Grayson, Will Grayson #1


Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.

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 theater 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.

What I Liked

The different styles of the two authors. The wonderful interactions between the two Wills and their two worlds. Tiny Cooper's unbridled enthusiasm for love and all it includes.

What I Would Have Liked to See

I felt like, once Will #2's story got going, Will #1 became not only less interesting but less likable. Will #2 had more growth in his story, and I wish Will #1 had gotten a similar treatment.

My Favorite



Two very different teens named Will Grayson meet, and their lives entwine thanks to the indescribable and love-struck Tiny Cooper, who is possibly the most fabulous person ever put on a page.



meet sofiya!

Sofiya Pasternack is a mental health professional, the highly-distractible author of Jewish MG and YA fantasy, and prone to oversharing gross medical stories.

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