Jet recommends: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

“I have an idea,” I say.
I can feel her looking at me, and I cinch the hood of my coat. My ears feel cold like burning.
And she says, “What’s the idea?”
“The idea is that for ten minutes, we forget that we have feelings. And we forget about protecting ourselves or other people and we just say the truth. For ten minutes. And then we go back to being lame.”

I just finished Will Grayson, Will Grayson: a new Young Adult novel, written by two award-winning, New York Times best-selling authors: John Green, author of many great books, including the brilliant Looking for Alaska and founder of Brotherhood 2.0, and David Levithan, author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (and many more) and Executive Editorial Director at Scholastic.

Will Grayson, meet Will Grayson: two very different dudes, living in separate suburbs of Chicago, who have the same name and the same problems when it comes to matters of the heart. Fortunately, big, loud and flamboyantly gay Tiny Cooper is there to save the day. By being alive. By being in love, By making them care.
A funny and moving coming-of-age novel, on friendship and trial and error, love, longing, but most of all: being true to yourself.

willupleasebequiet: because that’s what it is, isn’t it?
willupleasebequiet: trial and error.
willupleasebequiet: i guess there’s a reason they don’t call it ‘trial and success’
willupleasebequiet: it’s just try-error
willupleasebequiet: try-error
willupleasebequiet: try-error
willupleasebequiet: i’m sorry. are you still there?
WGrayson7: yes.
WGrayson7: if you’d caught me two weeks ago, i would have had to agree with you fullheartedly.
WGrayson7: now i’m not so sure.
willupleasebequiet: why?
WGrayson7: well, i agree that ‘trial and error’ is a pretty pessimistic name for it. and maybe that’s what it is most of the time.
WGrayson7: but i think the point is that it’s not just try-error.
WGrayson7: try-error-try
WGrayson7: try-error-try
WGrayson7: and that’s how you find it
willupleasebequiet: it?
WGrayson7: you know. it.
willupleasebequiet: yeah, it.
willupleasebequiet: try-error-try-it
WGrayson7: well…. i haven’t become that optimistic.
WGrayson7: it’s more like try-error-try-error-try-error-try-error-try-error-try… at least fifteen more rounds… then try-error-try-it.
willupleasebequiet: i miss him. but not in the way he would want me to miss him.
WGrayson7: are you coming tomorrow?
Willupleasebequiet: i don’t think that would be a good idea. do you?
WGrayson7: it’s up to you. it could be another error. or it could be it. just do me a favor and give me a call so i can warn him.

Co-writing??? Click here to read more about the authors and the writing process.

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