January 31, 2012

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Worldcat Summary: 
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both. 

Bookskoetter Rating: 4/5

Bookskoetter Review: 
This was a pretty good book!  It covers the somewhat controversial topic of homosexuality in a balanced and humorous way.  I will warn readers that it does contain some language and crude humor.  Personally, I didn't find those features offensive - in fact, it was often done in a light and funny way that added to the characterization in the novel. However, some readers may be offended.  I listened to this book on audiobook, which I felt was very well done!  I am impressed with how well the two authors of the novel teamed up to create an excellent story.  Each author writes in the voice of one of the two main characters.  I would recommend this book to those wanting a light, funny story (although there are some serious moments in the book), with a hopeful ending.

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