Have you ever read any of John Green’s books?
Good morning John and David, it’s Friday and I just finished reading your collaborative New York Times best selling book Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Bur before I get to reviewing that he’s a quick musical zoom in intro.
I was walking through Target with my brother Corey, you can check out his channel in the link below when we were discussing the VlogBrothers and talking about how awesome they are. One of them makes music and the other one writes books. So I’m telling him all about the different books that I know John Green wrote and I had mentioned Will Grayson, Will Grayson when sure enough, bam! On the shelf it is.
Call it fate, call it destiny, call it proper placement at eye level on the shelf, either way I knew I had to buy the book. So as I continued reading I did what most people do and I applied visual characters to the ones found in the story. So if you haven’t read Will Grayson, Will Grayson and if you plan on reading it I’m gonna try my best to not spoil it for you. Maybe I’m horrible at casting or I’ve seen one too many episodes of the VlogBrothers but I took John Green’s Will Grayson and casted it as John Green.
If you listen to the way he speaks in his videos and if you read the book, you’ll see they’re one in the same. And while I’m still on the YouTube casting, I could only see KimmiSmiles as Jane. Girl with long black hair, wears a hoodie alot, KimmiSmiles just fits so perfectly. And for David’s Will Grayson, I had chosen Mark L. Young. He was in a few episodes of Dexter and Heroes so that whole teen angsty broody thing worked for me. And Tiny, how could I forget someone so important as Tiny. I could only see him as one person and that’s the fat kid from The Big Green.
Have you ever seen The Big Green? I feel like I connected to John’s Will Grayson because he was very outspoken when he needed to be yet also reserved when it came to expressing his feelings. The story seems very typical. Boy meets girl, boy meets boy with the same name, boy’s life is changed forever. But what really gave John’s Will Grayson so much depth is this gigantic, enormous, huge, fat gay kid name Tiny. Oh sweet irony.
Tiny is one of those friends that you have that force you to do what they want you to do. They drag you along to things you don’t want to go to and you only do it because you’re their friend. But what I’d really like to thank David who created Will Grayson that showed the levels of depth inside a person’s mind as they’re dealing with depression. The way the character views himself and the way the character interacts with others really gives you an in depth look as to how a person with depression lives day to day.
There were lots of sharp turns in this book that had me go “Oh shit”. But the scene I find so iconic is when the two Will Grayson’s finally meet and how they perceive each other at first glance. And without giving away too much, the ending kind of reminded me of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Congratulations Shinji. But the glue that holds the two Will Grayson’s together is definitely Tiny. Tiny is the most important character in this book. If you like musicals, teen drama, and quirky inner dialogue, definitely read Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
Plus I love the simplicity of the cover, it’s so shiny.