Sunday, October 24, 2010

A silver inky- Will Grayson, Will Grayson

What if you were somewhere you never expected to be and met someone with your name?

What if the girl you didn't think you were interested in started being interested in you?

What if your best friend started writing a musical about your life... and it made you look lame?

What if you are depressed?

What if you're in love with someone you've never met?

And what is the story with the guy walking around with your name?

What is not to love about this one. Co-written by the super fabulous (I LOVE HIM) John Green and the excellent David Levithan (he co-wrote Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn) Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about two rather different boys with the same name that bump into each other in a completely unexpected place (by unexpected I mean a porn shop). It is brilliant, completely extravagant and while I found the ending a wee bit bananas, somehow it worked (I think). And as for Tiny Cooper (author of the musical that makes Green's Will Grayson look lame), well, what is not to love?! He is utterly fabulous. For me he was the highlight of the book, as well as character that made his way into my mental archive of favourite book people.

Read it. Actually, read everything John Green has ever written, and then read Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. You will not regret it (and if you do it isn't my fault, you probably just have suspect taste...)

This is my pick for the Silver Inky. You can vote for it here.


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