Sunday, September 26, 2010

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan

So like, there's this one kid named Will Grayson, and he has this gay best friend.  And then there's this other kid named Will Grayson, and he is gay. And they both have Angst. You know, the kind that only gay, straight, bisexual and transgendered teens have.  But they don't know each other until they meet in a porn shop.  The straight one was just looking for something hilarious to do with his messed up fake ID which said he was 20 (bummer), and the gay one was meeting his imaginary boyfriend who didn't show up. And so they were talking and being all 'OMG, my name is Will Grayson and yours is too, whenever we go out, the people always shout 'there goes Will Grayson lalalalala' and so on.  And then their lives intertwine. All the while Will Grayson hetero/type's best friend is putting together a muscical he wrote, and Will Grayson homo/type gets cozy with the best friend, who can't seem to stay in a relationship for more than an hour, and he disguises his Angst by putting everything into this play, and then they all end up Angsting over how they're teenagers and they're gay and straight and all that jazz. But they learn stuff and develop as people too, which is always a good thing, unless they're developing into Hitler or Stalin or my mother-in-law or someone like that.
It's great if you like books about Angsty teenagers, which I do, and things really turn out alright, and Will Graysons around the world hold hands and sing.

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