Will Grayson Will Grayson is a novel about two teenage boys who meet at a porn shop in Chicago and just so happen to have the same name. One Will Grayson is there because he couldn’t get into a concert, the other is there waiting for someone.
I also reread Will Grayson Will Grayson in February and it is a book that you will either love or hate, there’s no in between. Personally, I loved it. The characters are all so different but so meant for each other, It’s their differences that make them so great together.
Will Grayson number 1 (aka odd chapters) is such a cautious guy who youd never really believe is friends with Tiny Cooper. He’s kind of a jackass but you cant help but like him. He’s just so fenced off from the world.
Will Grayson number 2 (aka even chapters) is a mess of a character. He’s a gigantic jackass that is so rude you like him. He is very inconsiderate and depressed but also very lovely. He has so many dimensions to him that it’s hard to describe him as just a jackass or just a good person.
Tiny Cooper is a star. There;s not much more to say about him. He’s not really considerate and is a semi jackass but his character is just so Tiny Cooper that there’s no other way to describe him. Personally, I think he is drawn to people that he thinks he can help.
There is one part in particular that made me feel so many different things about this book and that is when Will Grayson number one starts feeling ignored and eventually hears Tiny talking about him. Reading it, you could imagine the heartbreak he was feeling, the heartbreak that was caused by a friendship that needed to be fixed. You could feel Will thinking about everything. You could feel all his doubts and crappy thoughts. I think that is why it was so powerful. Everyone or almost everyone would be able to relate to the feeling of loneliness, the feeling of being forgotten. The feeling that Will had to face and couldn’t use his rules any longer.
Another part that was pretty tough on my emotional well being was when Tiny and the second Will Grayson broke up. The break up was just so sudden and the fight just kept getting larger even though all I wanted was for it to shrink. I mean it all works out for the better in the end, but you could just feel the sadness, the awkwardness and the emptiness that was left from it.
Overall the book is really amazing. It has the perfect amount of humour and the characters are all both unlikable and likeable at the same time. It’s a really great read for those who don’t mind profanity.