Travis Haight (jazznut85) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Travis Haight

Book 10: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Author: John Green, David Leviathan
Genre: YA Lit/GLBT
Pages: 310
Progress: 10/50 books, 3569/15000

Synopsis: In two separate Chicago suburbs, two guys share the same name, Will Grayson, but little else. One Will Grayson is heterosexual, gains strong attraction to a female music snob who loves some of the same bands, and whose best friend, Tiny, is a very flamboyantly gay guy whose putting on a musical based on the story of his own life. Other Will Grayson is gay but yet to come out of the closet. The only person who knows this, however, is an online friend named Issac, of whom Will gains romantic interest in. Little do either Will know is how different their lives shall be once they meet in the strangest of places.

My take: In this case, the synopsis is what really roped me in. But just like in my previous entry into this year's challenge, but for different reasons, I will not give much away. What you need to know is that there is a pivotal point in this novel, which I will not give away totally, that partially involves a chance encounter between the two Will Graysons. The other part of this, is revealed, would kind of spoil the better part of the novel. In my opinion, the novel as a whole was great, but isn't the best book ever read. When reading it, I was thoroughly entertained and did feel the pain of certain characters. Still, this was not a book that made me lose sleep because I just HAD to get through it. Took a few notches off of my overall score, though, because one main plot twist after the pivot point was quite predictable. But, the story does recover from this quite nice, and the ending is great.

Grade: B+

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