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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green I thought this book was charming, in the way most of the John Green books I've read are charming - you know, that the teenagers who inhabit it are people like those I'd know, only quicker witted, funnier, stupider, & somehow, braver. They're usually people I'd want to be friends with, instead of my actual friends, if that makes more sense. I haven't read any David Leviathan before, but certainly plan to now. I thought the two different authors styles meshed quite well in the text, the themes, and in the unrivaled character of Tiny Cooper. Oh Tiny Cooper: I will be your best friend. Except - I understand the original Will Grayson's need to not stand out all. the. time., and how hard it is to have a friend that makes that impossible. will grayson doesn't know what he's missing - or maybe he does, but he's so cynical and hilarious, you feel for him either way. I don't know people like this in real life, but I almost do, and maybe that's better. Maybe in real life, will grayson's constant Eeyore-ness would get on my nerves. And if will grayson is Eeyore, then Tiny Cooper is almost certainly a Tigger, and I know for sure that I would last about 15 minutes with Tigger before wanting him to just settle down and let me eat my lunch or something. Because, obviously, I am Pooh Bear. Or I want to be. In reality, I'm probably more like capital letter Will Grayson - a Rabbit to the core: Keeping my head down, trying to get shit done, hoping nobody stirs up trouble, and then cleaning it all up when they inevitably do. So yeah, maybe it's better, my real life friends aren't as verbose or cynical as book characters, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the hell out of them while I'm reading about them. (Also, my ability to relate everything back to cartoons is starting to be a little bit worrying... should I have that checked?)