I don’t know if I can properly call myself a John Green fan (or a Nerdfighter….jk) for having taken so long to finish this book. I console myself with the fact that I have read all the other books (I think) in good time, so I’m not that far behind.
I just finished Will Grayson, Will Grayson about 10 minutes ago and thought I would write on it while it’s fresh.
Like any book with John Green’s writing style, I can’t help but love it. There’s too much fabulous sarcasm in there for me not to love it. It’s witty, and truthful, and in tune with the way real humans feel, especially real teenage humans. (Maybe animals too, I don’t exactly speaka dah language, so how would I know?)
I know absolutely nothing about David Levithan unfortunately, except that his writing style matched perfectly with JG, and vice versa. It’s like the combination was meant to be and they complimented each other so nicely and smoothly. Really, what took me so long in finishing it? Though I must say that it pained this English major to read the one Will Grayson’s side of the story, what with there being no punctuation whatsoever, it fit the character to a T.
Having themes of gayness in the book only made me respect and admire these authors more. Truly, they show the light of the real world in, well, true light. Such profound words I have spoken. This is why I should finish reading and writing my critiques earlier. My brain is not wired for intelligence past 2pm.
Anyway, there is one thing that wasn’t exactly my favorite. I would have like to see a little more clarity and closure on some of those relationships. Perhaps that would have taken away from the overall feeling of the book, but I have to be honest, I’m a “no loose ends” kind of person. Without giving anything away, the one pairing of WG didn’t seem to go anywhere at the end, and felt a little loose. I’m left wondering if anything happens later, or if they move on, or if they are together forever.
Regardless, it’s another favorite to the shelf of favorite books. Will Grayson, Will Grayson rests beside it’s fellow JG books (An Abundance of Katherines being my ultimate favorite, I believe. I think I might be a sap for happy endings…maybe it’s just my period. Ya never can tell :P)
I do believe I will be looking more into this “David Levithan” business…he sounds like a Nerdfighter.