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Will Grayson, Will Grayson de John Green

Will Grayson, Will Grayson (edição: 2011)

de John Green (Autor)

Séries: Will Grayson (1)

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When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
Título:Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Autores:John Green (Autor)
Informação:Speak (2011), Edition: Reprint, 310 pages
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson de John Green

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This is the story of two teens that share the name Will Grayson. They both live in the suburbs of Chicago navigating the ups and downs of friendships, first loves, and high school. I thought the book was excellent. The characters seemed real and honest. The story was more than the love story typical of most young adult novels. I liked that the real story seemed to be about the theme of love between friends and how hard, yet rewarding it is to maintain those friendships. I think their friend Tiny is my new favorite book character. I listened to the audio book version and it was also excellent. I definitely recommend it to anyone that has not read it yet. ( )
  Cora-R | Apr 13, 2021 |
I didn't really think I'd connect well with this novel, for reasons that are unclear to me, and obviously completely misguided anyway. Why must John Green do this me? And now, with friends working with him! In all seriousness, it was a delightful read and an insightful exploration of the nature of friendship, love, and radical truth-telling.

There are two Will Graysons. They have a chance meeting late one night in Chicago. One Will Grayson is best friends with Tiny Cooper, and upon meeting up in Chicago, the other Will Grayson ends up falling in love with Tiny Cooper. It turns out, this story isn't so much about either Will Grayson, despite the fact that they share alternating point of view. Tiny Cooper is the real star of the show, acting at once as the mirror that the Wills see themselves in, as the comic relief, and as the source of the courage that each Will needs to be radically honest with themselves. Tiny Cooper excels at what neither Will Greyson is good at--being unabashedly, unapologetically, and unflinchingly himself, publicly, and with enthusiasm.

Tiny Cooper is the optimism and the hope and the resilience that we all hope to have in adulthood. He still experiences pain, and life is almost never completely easy for him (save for the fact that his parents are rich), and he is far from perfect, but he has not given up nor given in. One Will Grayson has dealt with his pain and suffering by erecting a wall around himself consisting of a couple of rules, among them: do not care, and don't say anything. With these rules, he hopes to save himself from the trouble that inevitably ensues whenever he does care or does speak up. In essence, he chooses not to feel. The other Will Grayson takes a different approach. Finding himself unable to shut off the flow of pain and anger, he takes medication for clinical depression, and he pushes away everyone who loves him. If he can't stop feeling this way, he figures, he should at least keep other people from having to suffer with him. In these three characters, we have a moving meditation on what we can do with heartbreak.

This is also a meditation on the nature of friendships. Early in the novel one of the Will Graysons shares that old adage (by way of his father) that "You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose." He then goes on to prove it wrong. It's a corny line, and a funny scene, but the bit of truth within it is profound--that we really do not choose our friends. We find our friends, and sometimes they find us, and sometimes we don't even really know how we found each other. But we do not pick them, as if they were t-shirts we could just shove in a drawer until we want them. Friends are neither choosable, nor expendable.

It is Tiny Cooper that really brings this message home in the end, however. It is through his eyes that we see the history he and his friend, Will Grayson, have, and the importance of that history. History alone isn't enough to sustain a friendship when it's broken, but it can be enough to motivate a heartfelt reconciliation when both parties are brave enough to be radically honest with themselves first.

This is a book about love: parental love, friendly love, romantic love, but most of all complicated, messy, human love. ( )
  inkstained | Apr 6, 2021 |
How do I explain how much I loved this book? It was laugh-out-loud funny, poignant, sad, and ultimately uplifting. I have a feeling that the authors wouldn't really like the "uplifting" part of that sentence, but I had to say it.

Will Grayson #1 had me laughing right off the bat. The whole "you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose" thing was hysterical. And I liked how that was a recurring theme through the book.

I wanted to bring Will Grayson #2 home with me and keep him safe and warm and happy. Luckily for all of use Tiny Cooper and WG1 sort of took care of that.

Oh, Tiny Cooper. I want a Tiny Cooper in my life. He struck me as the kind of kid who figured that, given his life circumstances, he could be miserable, or he could embrace who and what he was and run with it. Thankfully, he chose the latter. I really want to see his musical. :)

This book is definitely for the older YA audience. The characters are 16-17, and that's the age I would recommend for the reader, as this book deals with some mature issues, and the language is rather raw at times. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
I enjoyed reading the entire story.
By now, I already know the writing style of Green and Levithan.
I noticed that the latter is prone to write about sulky characters who brood over being left behind, brokenhearted or just depressed.
Green is prone to write about friends and sidekicks.
The ending was sappy and also inspiring.
5 was my first intended rating but I lowered it to 4 because I'm not confident enough to recommend it to anyone. It has some BUTs....

I picked it for 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge: "with upside down in the cover" or "involves social media: Facebook" ( )
  DzejnCrvena | Apr 2, 2021 |
So this book started out as all John Green books do, beautifully. I love reading his work. The next chapter is where David Levithan's writing apears and it is also good, but very different. Levithan has a unique writing style. He rarely uses capitalization which makes the sentences flow better so it feels more lie a thought process than a story.

To be honest, I did not like this book. The character Tiny was incredibly annoying to me, and both Wills were so self centered I kept wondering if they were going to commit suicide. The book leads to that thought process a lot. I gave it two stars because the writing was, as always from the both of them, spectacular. The story however was uninteresting and I kept waiting for the book to end. ( )
  McRaeNaayers | Feb 17, 2021 |
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Romans over homoseksuelen kennen doorgaans een noodlottig einde. Er gaat iemand dood of er wordt iemand terminaal ziek. Dat moet een van de redenen zijn waarom homoboekhandels tegenwoordig veel porno verkopen om het hoofd boven water te houden, van de romans raken hun klanten depressief. Bij de jeugdroman Will Grayson, Will Grayson van de Amerikanen John Green en David Levithan is het totaal omgedraaid. Het boek is prachtig, met vaart en humor beschreven, alleen het einde is van zo’n suikerzoet Hollywoodgehalte dat het glazuur je van de tanden springt. Doodzonde. (En dan komt er ook nog een toegift: ‘We geven toe dat Gods liefde je nooit kan worden afgenomen, omdat je bent wie je bent doordat God je heeft gemaakt.’)
adicionado por PGCM | editarTzum, Coen Peppelenbosch (Mar 26, 2011)
John Green en David Levithan – Will Grayson, Will Grayson

dinsdag 11 januari 2011 om 17u00

Wie vreesde dat de laatste goeie roman over jongeren al was geschreven, moet Will Grayson, will grayson van het duo John Green-David Levithan maar eens lezen.

John Green en David Levithan – Will Grayson, will grayson
Uitgeverij: Lemniscaat
Aantal pagina’s: 277
Prijs: 16,95 euro
ISBN: 978-90-477-0327-3

Uitgeverij Lemniscaat houdt de vinger aan de pols van de betere Amerikaanse jongerenliteratuur. Bij bosjes worden recente Young Adult-romans vertaald. In deze actuele fictie krijg je niet zozeer 'probleemjongeren', maar wel stevige jongvolwassenen die evenzeer de greep op het leven verliezen als hun lot in eigen handen nemen.

De protagonisten zijn helemaal 'nu': well informed, opgegroeid in gebroken gezinnen, vroegrijp, en in die wirwar ook nog altijd op zoek naar de liefde die vriendschap heet (of andersom). De verhalen spelen zich af op school, in grootsteden, niet zelden hebben de levensechte personages megalomane projecten in hun hoofd.

Doordat veel scheppers van die jongerenpersonages zelf zijn opgegroeid met het internet, sms, msn, blogs, Facebook et cetera, worden communicatiemedia vlotjes in de verhalen geïntegreerd. Binnensboeks hoppen van het ene genre naar het andere is allang geen trend meer, het is bijna een must.

John Green en David Levithan zijn twee kleppers van de Amerikaanse Young Adult-school. Lemniscaat vertaalde een roman die ze samen schreven: Will Grayson/will grayson.

Dat samen knutselen aan jongerenverhalen is een betrekkelijk nieuw fenomeen. Uitgeverij Querido past het op een andere manier toe in haar reeks Slash-boeken, waarbij 'gevestigde auteurs' levensechte verhalen van jongeren optekenen, in samenspraak.

Bij Will Grayson/will grayson kozen Green en Levithan ervoor elk een personage met dezelfde naam uit te werken. In het ene hoofdstuk komt de ene Will Grayson (mét hoofdletters) aan het woord, in het andere doet de andere will grayson zijn verhaal (zonder hoofdletters). Tot ze - het klinkt geforceerd maar verloopt vrij natuurlijk - elkaar als bij toeval op een dag ontmoeten en hun levens verstrengeld raken.

Will Grayson 1 is een vrij normale adolescent: ietwat teruggetrokken, behoorlijk nuchter en onzeker, maar met het hart op de juiste plaats. Zijn identiteit wordt mede bepaald door zijn allerbeste vriend, Tiny Cooper: een onrustige, vitalistische en narcistische homo die 'out and proud' een musical over zichzelf en de liefde in elkaar bokst.

Will Grayson 2 is een ietwat geïsoleerde en zwartgallige jongeling. Hij zit als homo nog in de kast en kampt met een depressie. Zijn klankbord is de al even cynische Maura, die zich dan weer geen blijf weet met haar verliefdheid op haar homomaatje.
adicionado por PGCM | editarKnack, Annelies de Waele (Jan 11, 2011)
A wonderfully campy, sweet, romantic gesture in the spectacular style that readers have come to expect from these two YA masters.
adicionado por khuggard | editarVOYA
Two superstar authors pair up and really deliver the goods, dishing up a terrific high-energy tale of teen love, lust, intrigue, anger, pain, and friendship threaded with generous measures of comedy and savvy counsel.
adicionado por khuggard | editarBooklist, John Peters
...complete with honest language, interesting characters, and a heartfelt, gritty edge, this quirky yet down-to-earth collaboration by two master YA storytellers will keep readers turning pages.
adicionado por khuggard | editarSchool Library Journal, Diane P. Tuccillo

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Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Green, Johnautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Levithan, Davidautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Andrews, MacleodNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Fuenfhausen, ChristianDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Podehl, NickNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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