John Green somehow always manages to create amazing stories, filled with both humour and sadness, every time he puts pen to paper. Will Grayson, Will Grayson was no exception, although this time he had help in the form of David Levithan, who creates stories with just as much wit as Green.
There was a lot happening in the book, but one thing I liked the most was the way it featured LGBT teens but it didn’t feel like it was tailor made for that audience. With one of the Will Grayson’s straight, and the other Will Grayson gay, it showed that both were going through somewhat similar things, making that it was just about love as a whole, not gay love or straight love. I won’t say anymore, but I highly suggest this book. And now I’ve decided to finish with a quote from the book, which is so true, and screams ‘the words of John Green’ all over:
“You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once requited love cannot”
A few days ago, I finally finished reading The Fault In Our Stars, which I kept a slow pace to reach the finish line over six weeks. I thought this would be the kind of book, that would suck you right in and have it finished in one go in the matter of a couple of hours on a lonely afternoon. Maybe the reason half way through I felt uninterested, was due to the way I had built this up in my head. The first half wasn’t terrible, but due to the amount of publicity it gets on tumblr, my mind didn’t know how the second half was going to set itself apart from every other young adult fiction. Eventfully, things picked up, and by the books end, I can see what everyone was going on about.
Upon finishing the book, I did a google search about the upcoming film. Although I knew that Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort would be portraying our leads, Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, but the leads are so well complemented in the supporting cast. Nat Wolff will play Isaac, Laura Dern and Sam Trammell will play Hazel’s parents, and Willem Dafoe will portray Peter Van Houten. It’s been a while since I have been this excited about a book adoptions cast.
Directed by Josh Boone, The Fault In Our Stars will be released June 6, 2014. Check out the trailer above.