Will Grayson, Will Grayson - 'John Green',  'David Levithan'
I had never heard of Will Grayson, Will Grayson until Evie at Bookish told me about it for the TBR Challenge Monthly Read-a-Long. I had also never read any books by either John Green or David Levithan. I was a little leery going into this because the book wasn't what I usually read, but I'm always willing to give something new a shot and I was pleasantly surprised. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a great read and is going on my favorites list.
The book is told from two different male point of views, Will Grayson and Will Grayson. We follow both characters, whom are very different from one another, live their daily lives when we get a surprising crossroad and their lives intersect. We see both Will's gain a little more confidence and begin to overcome their insecurities. I like books with several different POV's and this one was down fantastically. Each Will had his own tone and type to show the different POV. Will #1 had a more formal tone. He was a lighter character, but was slightly withfrawn socially. His POV was written in regular type. He was pretty funny and he had his group of friends... Tiny and Jane. I LOVED Jane. She had a spunky personality. I liked how she could handle Will and Tiny. Tiny was a good character too. He was a sweetheart, but had the tendency to be self-centered and at times a jerk. Will #2 was a little darker and depressed. He had a whole slew of issues. He was more sarcastic and slightly cynical and was hilarious. Most of my favorite quotes were his. His POV was written entirely in lower case and "internet speak". He rarely used quotations, rather did his dialogue in chat room format. He had his mother and Maura. His mom really did try and I liked her. We see their relationship grow throughout his POV. Now Maura I began to like, but she just... ruined that. She was more cynical than Will #2 even and does some shady things. Too me she became toxic. I really enjoyed and didn't expect how their lives intersected. I liked it and it made for a great story.
I really went more into depth on the story in the discussion posts (I missed the last though). This made for a great discussion book. It was a great read and I enjoyed it. I'm glad I decided to give it a try and I will have to look into other books by either author.

Quotes I Love:
"i am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me." pg. 22

"she asks me if i took my pills before i ran off this morning and i tell her, yeah, wouldn't i be drowning myself in the bathtub if i hadn't? she doesn't like that, so i'm all like 'joke, joke' and make the mental note that moms aren't the best audience for medication humor. i decide not to get her that 'world's greatest mom of a depressive fuckup' sweatshirt for mother's day like i'd been planning." pg. 34-35

"but i also know i'd immediately become her gay pet, and that's the last kind of leash i want. and it's not like i'm really that gay. i fucking hate madonna." pg. 56

"number three is a freshman whose name i deliberately forget. his pencil has more personality than he does." pg. 96

"He throws his arms in the air, and says, "I don't even know what to freak out about right now."
"It's been a bit of a crazy day for Will Graysons everywhere," I say. " pg. 111

"i get it now. i get it. the things you hope for the most are the things that destroy you in the end." pg.126

"me: don't get all worried. we just went to millennium park and talked a while. some of his friends were there, too. i'm not going to get pregnant.
mom actually laughs.
mom: well, that's a relief." pg. 169

"mom: we have coke, diet coke, lemonade, orange juice -
tiny: ooh, i love lemonade.
me: it's not real lemonade. it's just lemon-flavored crystal light.
both mom and tiny look at me like i'm the fucking grinch.
me: i didn't want you to get all excited for real lemonade!" pg. 203

"me: i can think of a lot of them. did you ever scream 'shitmonger!'
mom: no, but...
me: 'fuckweasel!'
mom: will -
me: you should try 'fuckweasel.' it's kinda satisfying. " pg. 271

"he's what would happen after nine months if abercrombie fucked fitch. he's like a movie star, olympic swimmer, and america's next top male model all at once. he's wearing a silver shirt and pink pants. everything about him sparkles.
not my type at all. but...
Gay God: my name is will grayson. and i love you, tiny cooper.
finally, tiny, who's been uncharacteristically speechless the whole time, gets out some words.
tiny: 847-555-3982
Gay God: 847-555-7363
half the audience nods." pg. 308-309