We all know John Green by now, right? After reading The Fault in Our Stars, I decided to read the rest of his books because I like to become obsessed with an author once I read one book I love. So I read Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines after The Fault in Our Stars. I loved both of them, especially Looking for Alaska.
So naturally I had to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan next. This one is written from two points of view, one tackled by Green and the other done by Levithan. Both authors write from the point of view of a teenage boy named Will Grayson, two boys that cross paths on night out in Chicago. The boys are as different as can be, but their stories begin to overlap as they learn more about each other.
In typical Green fashion, the characters are smart and complicated, real and flawed. I loved his Will Grayson and all his conflicted-ness. Having never read Levithan, I didn’t know what to expect, but I liked his writing style too. Although as an English teacher, I did struggle in the beginning that his character’s chapters were all written in lowercase letters. Gah, that got on my nerves. As the story progressed though, it became less obvious.
There is a lot of homosexuality in this one, not saying that with any motivation or thoughts attached to it, but I know that some might not enjoy it because it is the main storyline while others will like it more because of it.
This one showed me once again why I like John Green so much and why everyone else does too.