Read for a second time in my giddy impatience for The Fault In Our Stars
to arrive tomorrow. Who'd have thought that I'd be so pumped for a YA release?
Anyway, the premise behind this book is quite clever. Two teens -- one gay, one straight, both named Will Grayson -- find themselves face-to-face in a Chicago porn store when their plans for the evening don't go quite as expected. Levithan and Green each took responsibility for writing the chapters for one of the Wills, and apparently they didn't hash out the story entirely before digging into it. The result is legitimately snort-out-loud funny, if conveniently wrapped up in a bow by the end. I'd have probably given it five stars if it were just John Green - David Levithan's Will was so cynical that he sometimes bordered on Too Much, Dude. Still, it's a fun, engaging read with a very colorful cast of characters and some rather poignant insights.