Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Book Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and Iives intertwine.

It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chiacago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old - including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire - Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most awesome high school musical.


My Review:
I'm so glad that I didn't spend extra money getting this on paperback when I had the chance as I really didn't enjoy it at all. This is the second book by the author that I've read and it was a massive let down. The idea of two people with the same name meeting sounds mildly interesting in theory but it didn't work on any level for me.

Will Grayson #1 is a moron. He hangs out with people he doesn't like and is forever bitching about how horrible they are and how he hates spending time with them. He has no personality, he is not interesting in any way and I don't like him. He is just there to be used by Tiny. His 'romance' with Jane is a joke seeing that the characters have nothing in common, no chemistry or attraction and don't even seem to LIKE each other or have anything to say to each other! It was quite pathetic and didn't work at all and felt like a waste of time.t seems and that got boring very quickly. What is really the point of Will? Nothing that I could see.

Will Grayson #2 is a rude, obnoxious piece of human filth who treats his poor mother like dirt for no real reason that I can see. He is a self obsessed cretin with no redeeming features who thinks the world owes him a living and that he can treat people whatever way he wants. He is horrible and I found myself hoping that he might get hit by a bus at some point but no such luck. I didn't even want to read the chapters that he stars in because he got on my nerves so badly.

And then we have Tiny. The so called star of the book and the worst of the lot. This was the worst character of the lot. He is a self obsessed, loudmouthed, self centered, moronic show off who has to be the centre of attention. He is all 'Me Me Me' and has no interest in his friends other than what part he can make them play in the latest drama that he decides to have. For example, when he loudly delares in class to Will that he is in love, everyone assumes he loves Will, who is then ridiculed all day about it and is humiliated. But does Tiny try to set things right? NO he revels in the extra attention he gets and Will's feelings don't matter. Who needs 'friends' like this? The fact that the book was obviously going to centre around more of Tiny's dramas meant it was a pretty easy decision to stop reading.

There is nothing worse than having a dreadful character that wrecks the story. Actually, I revise that statement. This was worse because every character was dreadful and there seemed to be no story except these horrible idiots making each other's lives even more miserable than they already are. I hated everything about this book and I never even want to think about it again.
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