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Will Grayson, Will Grayson – by John Green and David Levithan

May 2, 2011

Will Grayson, Will GraysonWill Grayson, Will Grayson is the story of two teens, both named Will Grayson, and the events surrounding their meeting, particularly their relationships with a boy named Tiny Cooper, who is not, in any way, tiny. One Will Grayson is Tiny’s best friend and tries to live his life as painlessly as possibly by following two rules: Shut up, and Don’t care. After the two Wills meet, and the other will grayson (he only speaks in lowercase letters), who is dealing with depression, starts dating Tiny, the first Will feels left behind.  Both Wills have a tendency to use apathy to avoid getting hurt, and Tiny, who is the opposite of apathetic and gets hurt constantly, tries his best to break them of the habit.

This is an excellent story, well written and thoroughly engrossing. It’s both funny and painful, light-hearted and serious. It’s a story about friendship, acceptance, and love and should be relatable to almost anyone, particularly those of us for whom high school was (or is) a difficult thing to get through.

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