I don’t write reviews. I find it hard to explain the story without giving away too much, but I couldn’t not write something about this book.
Instead of writing what the book was about, I’d rather write about how it made me feel. Not as in the book made me: happy, sad, etc., but literally how it made me FEEL for the characters. How do you know great writing is great? When you feel that same pain in your stomach as the character is feeling, when you cry when the characters cry, when you feel sick to your stomach over the character’s nerves.
I don’t care if you don’t know a single person of the gay persuasion or you grew up a hermit in a cave in northwest bumblefuck, everyone can find something to relate to in this story. I found enough to make me feel slightly uncomfortable even (did John Green find my secret diary?).
It’s an outstanding tale and both Mr. Green & Mr. Levithan did an amazing job with their respective Will Graysons. Please be sure to put any prejudices behind you and pick up this book. You might be surprised at how much you have in common with some of these characters.
Finally I have to conclude with these words: My name is not Will Grayson, but I appreciate you Tiny Cooper.