Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am not really a fan of collaborations especially when it comes to choosing a book to read. I have been enjoying all of the John Green books I have read so far that I didn't mind giving this a try.
I can note to differences between the writing styles of the two authors, yet they blend in well together. This book is about two intertwined life stories of distinct characters with the same name. There are moments when I prefer the writing style of the other author because it's funnier, but it would also change when this other author would write something that makes sense and hits home. The styles complement each other.
I have this soft spot for coming-of-age, young adult themes because they would revolve around love, naivety, friendship, heartbreaks, family and, well... life. I can relate to this book in a lot of different levels (and I'm sure a lot of people out there would feel the same way too) despite the fact that I am a straight so-called "fag hag". Sometimes, I find life depressing and I think nobody understands how it feels to be me. I feel ordinary that I don't deserve something special. I have longed for/pined for someone I could never have and who could never love me back. When I feel alone, I realize my family and friends are still there, waiting for me or helping me to get back on track. Also, music is an essential part of my existence.
I have also had my fair share of reading (mostly comedic) books about homosexuality and this is, by far, the most touching one. I wish they would make this into a movie. I'd be crying my heart out at the end of it. I never expected it to give me all these mixed and crazy emotions. I thought I'd just laugh out loud but I found myself wanting to give a standing ovation.
"Maybe tonight you're scared of falling, and maybe there's somebody here or somewhere else you're thinking about, worrying over, fretting over, trying to figure out if you want to fall, or how and when you're gonna land, and I gotta tell you, Friends, to stop thinking about the landing, because it's all about falling."
It is all about soaring and yes, your name may not be on the title but I adore you, Tiny Cooper! =)
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