Parent reviews for Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Common Sense says

age 15+

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Parents say

age 15+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 30 reviews

age 13+

MY NAME IS NOT WILL GRAYSON, BUT I HELLA LOVE THIS BOOK

this book is great for teens, has great characters and an amazing plot. this book can make you feel anything from joy to sadness to anger, it definitely takes #1 place on my list of favorite books. go here and sign the petition to make it a movie: http://chng.it/G7BFSW8m

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age 15+

SATISFACTION

This book was the first one to ever give me satisfaction, because I have read a lot of books with plot twists and cliff hangers and its kind of annoying. I have never founded a book that could satisfy me that is why I gave up reading, after however I was tempted to read this book, I never regretted it. FUNNY, SIMPLE, and DECENT makes me feel satisfied with my life after reading this book, still sourcing for more books like these and hoping I could find more books that could extend my satisfaction (I may like typically contemporary styled stories with the plot twists and cliff hangers and all, but because its beginning to be too cliché in the modern world, its beginning to eat my brain so yep it is also one of the reasons why I admire the creation of this book so much) :-)

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age 14+

risqué,hillarious, and totally gay

Will Grayson, Will Grayson a story which melds the ridiculous with the realistic. It will have readers turning there pages and an absolute hilarious and moving novel when it comes to the matter of hearts. This novel has serious buzz essentially because of its two favorite young adult writers John Green and David Levithan. It’s got friendship, love, lust, anger, intrigue and pain. You can call the novel, ‘fabulous’. The story takes a real twist of events when two boys with the same name but totally different lives cross paths with each other. But who knew one showdown at a ‘porn store’ could transform their lives and in the end everything turned about right. Other than these two Will Grayson’s, Tiny Cooper is the secondary main character of this novel. The main thing of the novel is that it shows that a person changes due to extreme circumstances and they make mistakes, and its real life protégé based on regular teen life and that protégé is Tiny Cooper. But this novel has its beautiful colors everywhere and has made us laugh, cry, sad, depressed, ROFL and LOL. This book simply gives a smile and pleasure to our hearts. While the teen reader is rendering the novel, his life can so relate to the book of today’s generation which is mainly joined through social media. This generation knows the perks and curse of the internet unknown and fake social media which in the of the novel, o.w.g is also shown how he ends up heartbroken knowing that his boyfriend, Isaac, internet boyfriend, was actually her friend Maura while in the life of the first Will Grayson his love life gets set up by his friend, Tiny to Jane Turner which he likes himself. This story has some reference to sexual parts so the novel cannot be applicable to young readers under 15. Tiny Cooper ties the lives of the two Will Grayson’s in the end which makes him a hero and mostly everyone has an equal part in the story. No character can be hated in the story such a brilliance it has of the writer.The book shows the real life which cannot go happy-go-lucky because that is not what life is. You rise, you float, you fall and it repeats again like try-error-try…..and after fifteen or twenty times it might end with an it.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 15+

Should have content warning

The book is very well written but there should be a sexual content and topic warning.my son picked it up,I checked the back page and flicked through several pages and didn't see anything too untowards.how wrong I was!! Am pretty appalled that this is aimed at such a broad group as teen.my son handed it back to me ashen faced and told me he really didn't think it appropriate .
age 16+

not his best work

I read this book because it was on a reading list in a group my daughter joined at the library. She is 11 and after I read it, she was not allowed to do so. Not appropriate. I didn't love this book, both the way it is written and the story didn't really build to the great changes that were supposed to occur after the two Wills meet. Definitely too profane for tweens and younger teens as well as discussion of masturbation and oral sex. More mature readers only.

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age 15+

Good

This is a good read. The plot of the story (or stories, really) is interesting and kept me engaged as a reader. The two Wills, John Green's Will Grayson and David Levithan's will grayson, were both unique and likeable in their own way. A lot of readers didn't like will grayson (the David Levithan one), but I did like that character. I thought he seemed genuine. Will Grayson (the John Green one) was funny and confused about things in a relatable way. Tiny Cooper tends to steal the show in this book, but the other characters are great, too. Some people don't like the swearing and sexual references in this book, but I thought the language and topics discussed seemed pretty typical of average high school students. I just wanted to point out to CSM user coolkid394 that "clavicle" is another word for "collarbone," and is not a sex term (because in coolkid394's review they mentioned "calvicle" as an allegedly inappropriate term in the book). There was a relationship that happened in the book (not gonna spoil it) that I didn't really like because I thought it seemed kind of fake. Overall, I liked this book. I'd recommend it.

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Too much sex
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Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Know your audience librarians

I listened to the audio and found it confusing at times. It wasn't always clear who was talking. I believe the premise is great for conversations in a book club setting and for reading on one's own. Much seemed like typical teen trials and tribulations. There words that I really didn't want to hear in an audio, but in print I would have jumped over them.

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age 15+

Excellent choice

Yet another excellent story by the superb author, John Green. This was the first one I read by this author and, while this isn't my favorite by him, (thought the ending wrapped up a little too neatly too fast) it was still a quite excellent read. I love this guy.

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age 15+

iffy

Its a little disturbing

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 13+

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Too much swearing
Educational value
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