Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Leviathan
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high-school stage.
Ohhhh this book holds so many feels. I've read one book by David Levithan and one book by John Green before and they have yet to disappoint me. I get this feeling when I pick up certain books up that I just know that it's going to be a good one. This was one of these books and it definitely did not disappoint. I loved both Will Grayson's and fell straight into their lives. It just fully encased me and wasn't letting go until the very last page. The ending didn't feel like the end of a book; I wasn't ready for it. I needed so much more from these characters. Sequel anyone? Haha.
“Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. It's gonna hurt. It's gonna hurt because it matters.”
“Shouldn't letting go be painless if you've never learned how to hold on?”
“still, what could i say? that i didn't just feel depressed - instead, it was like the depression was the core of me, of every part of me, from my mind to my bones? that if he got blue, i got black? that i hated those pills so much, because i knew how much i relied on them to live?”
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is such an emotional read. I loved most of the characters and loved to hate a few. I really can't seem to get enough of Green and Levithan lately. I need to read more of their books because they are absolutely fantastic writers. If you want to read more LGBT issues or mental health issues in books, this is a fantastic book to begin with. The issues were dealt with with such sensitivity and knowledge; I have so much compassion for these characters and I'd love to read about their lives further. I loved it. It blew me away and I cannot wait to read more work by these guys.