Two Different Boys with The Same Name

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green;Penguin Books USA

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author: John Green, David Levithan

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Publication Date: May 10th 2012

Page Numbers: 308 pages



One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high-school stage.


What I Thought

When I reached the last chapter, I just wanna scream,"PLEASE, GIVE ME MORE!!!!" But I know, I actually got an perfect ending. The whole characters were in their deepest self-consciousness and probably they would start a great new day by tomorrow.


This is a story about two young lads with the same name, Will Grayson, but they had different life, different sexual orientations, lived with the different parents at the different house, etc etc. The one that connected both of 'em (besides name, off course) was Tiny Cooper. 

With someone like Tiny Cooper, if, he's next to you, you know it. All he has to do is stay, and you know he's there[146]

Tiny Cooper is a big guy (his size is about fifteen). But he has a unique and warm personality and he made everyone near him felt curious but comfortable about him. Tiny Cooper is (straight) Will Grayson's best friend, but also (gay) Will Grayson's boyfriend. Seemed like Tiny Cooper was a center character in this story, since most of the two Will Grayson(s) time always about Tiny. He also had an ambition to made a musical about his life (little bit remained us about Glee). I just can say, Tiny Cooper was the great character with his great personality and the most of all, he felt comfy with himself (especially his gay-ness and he seemed like felt in love about zillion times with different boys) so people could easily felt have-to-be-around him.

Most babies come into the world crying or gasping or snotting. Not Tiny Cooper. He comes into the world singing 

The other character that I love is (straight) Will Grayson's dad. He's a doctor but he also a funny and wise man (and he mentioned Indonesia in one convo.Ok, that is a personal pleasure). Like, this convo which warmed my heart, especially because I'm a parent too

"All the money that would have gone into a yatch, all that time we would have spent travelling the world? Instead we got you.It turns out that the yatch is a boat. But you--you can't be bought on credit, and you aren't reducible. I'm so proud of you that it makes me proud of me."[220]

This is a book project between two (success) YA authors, John Green and David Levithan. And I dunno how they shared their writing portions (I assumed that the straight Will Grayson created in John Green's mind, and the other one by David Levithan's mind), but the result was awesome. This book is amazing with amazing characters. The shared of two Will(s) by different chapters also made it impossible to switched (and I like the writing style of gay Will Grayson). I recommended this book to everyone who loved reading about teens world with has no problem with LGBT issues.

Being in a relationship, that's something you choose. Being friends, that's just something you are[258]

Opening Lines

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.