Will Grayson, Will Grayson

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list for children’s chapter books, the first book starring gay characters ever to appear on the list. WGWG has also been published in Australia and is forthcoming in many countries, including Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. If you would like to read this book in a language besides American English, go to the translations page.

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Reviews (Spoiler Alert!)

“A terrific high-energy tale of teen love, lust, intrigue, anger, pain, and friendship threaded with generous measures of comedy.” -Booklist, Starred Review

“This quirky yet down-to-earth collaboration by two master YA storytellers will keep readers turning pages.” -School Library Journal, Starred Review

“An intellectually existential, electrically ebullient love story that brilliantly melds the ridiculous with the realistic.” –Kirkus, Starred Review

“The spectacular style that readers have come to expect from these two YA masters.” –VOYA

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tim November 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Okay, so I’m a 49-year-old guy. I found “Fault” in the lobby of a small residential building I manage and I thought: “hey, I’ll read this.” I hadn’t been reading much then. It was awesome. I recommended it to people and tried to find who left it in the lobby (people leave things in the lobby to share). I’ve read “Alaska” and “Will Grayson” since. They’re great books.

I was wondering in Will Grayson, when Will’s father asked Jane about her grade point average, I thought that was a funny line? How did she know it off hand? No complaint about it, just was wondering what you thought of that part?

I, like probably everyone else, feel that I could write. I’m thinking now, just like your dad said, “Coal miners don’t get miners block” so find the time and do it and let my mind discover the story. I get caught up with or I have trouble with characters and their look. Maybe I should just write and put in their appearance later when and if the book gets going.

p.s. I didn’t find out who left the story in the lobby…


Tayyab November 7, 2015 at 11:06 am

Okay, so I really liked Will Grayson, Will Grayson. But I still did not understand the reason Maura made up Isaac and did Tiny Cooper know about Isaac?


Aidan November 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

Tiny didn’t know about Isaac and Maura made up Isaac because she suspected that Will was gay but he wouldn’t admit it, so she wanted proof.


Anna November 15, 2015 at 7:42 am

In which part of the book did the author starts to write about the other will grayson when they met at the porn store?


Jonathan F November 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

They meet in Frenchy’s in chapters 7&8 (from each of their pov’s)


Daniel November 17, 2015 at 10:32 pm

I love your Literary Lessons and humor. But Please plan your endings better.

I love your book “The fault in our stars”. Then again, who doesn’t.

However, “Papertowns”, and “An Abundance Of Katherines” left me searching for clues and missing pieces in the ending.

I’m now reading “Searching for Alaska”. I’ve been told by a close friend, I probably won’t like this ending either.


Jonathan F November 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm

I can’t guarantee that you will like the ending of S.F.A. but I read it recently and so far it is my Favorite John Green book so far. I have read (in this order) The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, Searching for Alaska, and An Abundance of Katherines, And at this moment I’m reading Will Grayson Will Grayson. I Loved Searching for Alaska more than any other book and I cried, got pissed, threw my book across the room, and hugged it. I think that he usually leaves a little to the readers imagination (kind of like an Imperial Affliction) but I think that many of his books leave you contented enough. I don’t know how you’re going to react to the book (I was disappointed and happy at the same time) but I know that all of his books (so far at least) are very much worth reading.


kea November 23, 2015 at 8:24 pm

I really liked w.g. w.g.
It was the first book that made me laugh more than 20 times per chapter. I bought it on my reading kindle after borrowing from the library because I know I will want to read it again. I love the characters and the plot. (The straight w.g. is my favorite.)
I love John Green’s writing & characters more than I can say.


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