May/June Pick 2011

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Book cover art Will Grayson, Will Grayson

by John Green & David Levithan

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.

John Green and David Levithan’s collaboration is hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful. Published as a young adult novel, Will Grayson, Will Grayson has the heart and humor to win over all readers. When the hardcover debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list for children’s chapter books, it was the first book starring gay characters ever to appear on the list.

About the Authors

John Green is the New York Times- bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. He has received numerous awards, including both the Printz Medal and a Printz honor. John is also the co-creator of the popular video blog Brotherhood 2.0. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of many books including Boy Meets Boy, Wide Awake, Love is the Higher Law, and (with Rachel Cohn) Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. He also works as an editor and, in his free time, takes way too many pictures. He lives in New Jersey.


"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

Related Links

  • Author Website
  • Discussion Guide
  • Authors, characters in tandem in Will Grayson
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson Read-Alikes
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